But wait, what does the Republican poll, Rasmussen, say TODAY, February 23, among LIKELY VOTERS:"For the first time in this election cycle, President Barack Obama inches ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the leading Republican candidate, 47 - 43 percent in Virginia, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today (February 8). Romney has a commanding lead among likely Republican primary voters in the state's no-Newt Gingrich presidential primary. Today's results contrast to results of a December 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University, showing Romney with 44 percent and President Obama with 42 percent.
In the Obama-Romney matchup, independent voters favor the president 45 - 41 percent, compared to a 41 - 41 percent tie in December. A gender gap is opening up as women shift to the president, backing him 52 - 40 percent, compared to a 43 - 45 percent split in December. Men back Romney 47 - 43 percent, compared to 43 - 42 percent in December."
Can y'all spell or say ... "transvaginal probe"? Wingnuts ... Anyone Republican?President Obama now holds single-digit leads over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in hypothetical matchups in the key battleground state of Virginia.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters shows Obama drawing 49% support to Romney's 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while three percent (3%) are undecided.