Poll Finds Virginia Voters Favor Obama Over Romney And Santorum

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — It looks as though Virginia could be going blue again in November.

Voters in the Commonwealth prefer President Barack Obama over all Republican presidential candidates according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

Against frontrunner former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama holds a 50 to 42 percent lead — the biggest of the current election cycle.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is rumored to be in the running to become the GOP vice-presidential candidates, but putting his name on the ballot would not impact voters in his home state according to the poll. President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden would triumph over a Romney and McDonnell ticket by a 50 to 43 percent margin.

“What this Quinnipiac University survey finds is that despite the governor’s approval ratings with Virginia voters, he does not appear to help give the GOP the state’s electoral votes,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said.

Against Romney’s chief competitor in the race Rick Santorum, the poll found Obama holds a 49 – 40 percent margin.

The odds were nearly identical for Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, 49 – 39 percent in favor of Obama.

What stands out in the poll, however, is Newt Gingrich is a distant fourth among all candidates. President Obama’s projected margin of victory was 54 – 35 percent against the former House Speaker.

“President Barack Obama has opened up some daylight in Virginia against his Republican challengers,” said Brown. “His margin over Romney, in the state where Obama has been struggling after his win in 2008, compares to a slight 47 – 43 percent lead in February.”

“The president’s lead over Romney in Virginia is due mainly to his strong margin among women, 52 – 39 percent, but he also wins 48 percent of men to Romney’s 45 percent.”

The poll also found independent voters favor Obama over Romney by a 46 – 43 percent margin.

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  1. Greg says:

    Nice try liberals…that Kenyan socialist ape and his idiot stooge VP won’t carry VA. You can only fool the voters so often. Blacks will vote for him almost 100% due to their racism…the rest of Virginians know better than to vote for that empty suit. Last time, Obama had no record, now he’s done his best to destroy the country and make leeches of his voting block.

    1. Martha says:

      I don’t know. I know some mighty stupid people that live in Virginia. And that includes my son. Despite my preaching at him since 2008, he still can not see the light. His wife and her family rule him and those idiots all go for Obama.

    2. Momo says:

      Obama inherited one of the worst cesirs since the great depression of the thirties. The economic one combined with a global political one thwt was deepened by 10 years of Bushism.There has been a historical trend where the gap between the rich and poor countries has been widening. The USA with 6 percent of the world’s population consumes 25 percent of the world’s resources. The USA because of the way credit operates has been living on potential future earnings. beyond their means.The structure of the global economy has become addicted to overconsumption by some countries the USA being the prime one. If the consumption levels fall it spell disaster.The gap between the rich and the poor in the USA has been widening. Real wages of the workers have been falling over the years. A huge percentage of the newly created wealth went to one percent of the population. Eighty percent of the population got only a small percentage. I am not stating what the percentages are for you would find it unbelievable.The problem is that utilizing the legal person “the Company” the shareholders are insulated. They get their dividends over the years and if the company gets into problems it declares bankruptcy or as is happening the state chips in with tax payers’ money to bail them out to save jobs. The big share holders still have their dividends in their private bank account.Because of the structured shift in wealth the vast majority do not have the money to buy what is in the bonds though they need it. The rich with a disproportionate amount of the wealth cannot consume what is in the bond and so we have a particular form of over production which prevents profits from being realized. Because of this form of overproduction workers are laid off. This further reduces demand.The over 200 poor third world countries cannot buy from the developed countries because they do not have the income.The states intervention to own and control is objected to on ideological grounds, as the press and the publishing houses are controlled by about five major corporations that control over 60 percent of the world’s wealth. Their control over the minds of people is understood.A lot of education is necessary. We must attempt to relook at the situation. Our expectation must be reigned in. We must relook at the idea of state ownership even though we have been conditioned to reject this. The performance of the private sector has feft a lot to be desired and shows how inefficient it can be. Unbridled private sector does not equate to democracy. They are necessary but can we allow them to have such a disproportionate control over our resources and our lives.We have been taught by the corporate media that state ownership will always be inefficient. We must debate this with an open mind.It is the vast majority of workers who are suffering and we must enter and enhance this debate.The solution is not easy. It may call for structural changes that would be opposed by even those who would possibly benefit because of the way they have been socialized/educated.Obama needs support, not criticism. We may all have contributed to the problem. Wall Street certainly did are we to continue trusting them to take care of the future.

  2. Lone Gunman says:

    Yeah, I’m in Virginia also and I only know of one person that supports the Kenyan!! They must be taking these polls in the ghettos or some place that is predominately black!

  3. G says:

    Yeah right. Virginia is nowhere close to supporting obummer.
    Look what happened in the 2010 elections. An effing landslide.
    Dont beleive this left wing drivel.

  4. Alfred-King of Wessex says:

    CBS,, openly carrying Obama’s water doesn’t mention that polls like this are almost meaningless when the Rep. candidate is still unknown. Also….this polling company, like so many the Dems use oversamples minorities, Democrats and ……..only when it narrows to “likely voters” rather than just thowing the question out…..is really a waste of time. Only in Aug., and the focus is on those intending, or likely voters will a poll have any validity. A piece like this is meant to “dispirit’ the Republicans….and boost the flagging morale of the Obamaistas. Go to the comments of any ‘neutral’ website for an Obama story, and read the comments. Just talk to people, and you can reason that Obama is in serious trouble…….in Va., and the nation.

  5. Eric B. says:

    They no doubt, must have polled in Northern Va. AKA Liberaland. They forget that there are other parts of the state that are conservative. But they don’t want you to know that and they pretend by looking the other way.

  6. Jon B says:

    I’d like to see the breakdown of party affiliation of those polled. Kinda suspect they didn’t poll anyone outside Arlington/Alexandria.

  7. Dan says:

    This poll is so full of it! The media ONCE AGAIN trying to elect our president for us!

  8. Mike says:

    From northern Virginia, I don’t believe this poll for a second. Obama has no chance of winning Virginia.

  9. politicsisdirty says:

    I almost believed…CBS?

  10. Monkeys Unclu says:

    2011 Loudoun County VA results: Republican total sweep. Good try leftist POS.

  11. greybeard3 says:

    This story is the usual Obamedia bovine endproduct. If there’s no link to the poll itself, you can take it to the bank that the pollsters oversampled Quislngcrats by 2 to 1 or more in order to get the desired result.

  12. kerry says:

    I cannot believe these fake polls just check out the Western Countries , They are always the same . Who in their right mind would vote for someone who is taking away your freedom , when they fought so hard for it in the civil war ? not likely .

  13. Varmint says:

    No need to resort to inflammatory or racial comments. Doing so debases the arguments to where Obama and his MSM enablers want them so he can run on racial polarization. Saying that he’s a detached, shallow fool suffices. He is a dangerous incompetent without reference to any of his phenotypic attributes.

  14. Keith C. says:

    Unfortunately, I think these poll results represent the growing number of complete idiots (liberals) …and selfish “takers” among our populace today… as well as likely bias by the polling outfit😦

  15. RealityCheck says:

    You people are clowns LOL.

    Well the “people I know” aren’t voting for Obama so these polls are in no way accurate. For god’s sake stop embarrassing yourselves you clowns. “Fake Polls”….REALLY? HA HA HA HA

    One need only go to the comment section to understand why the GOP successfully fumbles on the goal line even with the ball practically glued to your hand. Good luck with Mitt LMAO

  16. D. stelzried says:

    Of course CBS is going to say that! We call it “Clinton Broadcasting Station” locally. Don’t believe the spin. Too many military and Langley staffers live in Virginia and they hate obama and his Marxist-Muslim regime.

  17. Huck Klmdia says:

    Looks like they polled a majority of Federal employees.

  18. Yates says:

    Obama media doing what it does best, spreading lies and misinformation.

  19. Harry says:

    Is it possible that people in Virginia are that stupid?? Voting for a destroyer of America? Poll has to be wrong….

  20. caliifkid says:

    Liberals always know who Democrats are when they poll, I agree with the comments above , I don’t run in to anyone that would vote for Oduma again!!!!!!

  21. RealityCheck says:

    Well the polls MUST be wrong if the drudge posters’ friends aren’t voting for Obama. LOL. As I said before, this is why Re-Fumblicans have one and a half feet in the grave for this election year…..the truth hurts huh? LOL

  22. Bertie45 says:

    Quannipiac University is one of the most liberal eastern liberal colleges that took the poll so don’t believe that Barack Soetero Hussein Obama is ahead in VA. My sister in law lives there and she says the poll stat is totally false.

  23. Bertie45 says:

    Shame on you CBS for your OBOT propaganda! You have to realize by now that no one, with intelligence, believes anything that you, the BHO loving mainstream media and BHO himself say or do. Forget covering for this poor excuse for a pres cause he is doing quite well with his own fatal demise.

  24. Gorsedd says:

    UN-RealityCheck is a troll that NO ONE is listening to. Too funny. I think they maybe polled the ugly missus and the 2 little turds.

  25. Steve says:

    You have to remember the polls are split right now because the GOP is still working towards a single candidate. Once the GOP unites to one runner you’ll find a different story. Another typical Post story that gives a one sided approach.

  26. Virginia Voter Mike says:

    Not THIS Virginian voter. Nice try, CBS.

  27. TEH says:

    Don’t always believe the polls. It is who you ask, how the question is asked and where the question is asked. We will see come November.

  28. Ramniwas says:

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