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Romney Trails Obama by 8 Points in Poll

Public Policy Polling released the results of a new survey Tuesday; Romney is campaigning in Chantilly Wednesday.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney trails President Barack Obama by eight points in a poll of Virginia voters by Public Policy Polling.

PPP released the poll results Tuesday; Romney is visiting a company in Chantilly Wednesday on a campaign stop.

Obama leads Romney 51 – 43 percent, up slightly from PPP’s poll in December when Obama led by six points (48 – 42). In the late April poll, 6 percent of respondents said they were undecided.

PPP surveyed 680 Virginia voters through an automated telephone interview system from April 26 to April 29. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.8 percent.

“We have polled Virginia six times this election cycle and have found Barack Obama with a decent sized lead over Mitt Romney every single time,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a research release. “Barring a big shift in the political climate Virginia is likely to go for Obama again, and that’s going to make it very hard for Romney to score a victory in the electoral college.”

Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, will visit Exhibit Edge on Walney Road in Chantilly at 10 a.m. Exhibit Edge is a company that provides services and support to the trade show industry.

Republican Newt Gingrich also may be in Northern Virginia on Wednesday to officially announce his departure from the presidential race, according to CBS News. The PPP poll showed a strong majority of surveyed Virginia voters have an unfavorable view of Newt Gingrich.

Full results from the PPP poll are available here.

gm May 02, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Rasmussen poll is 4pt lead with 4%undecided! Today!
b clements May 02, 2012 at 07:43 PM
b clements not surprising that obama is ahead in this part of va-hopefully the rest of va sees it otherwise
JC May 02, 2012 at 11:48 PM
B Clements - NOVA is blindly lefty just look at how long the Moron crook has been allowed to lurk in the halls of govt by the demmy NOVA crowd. I agree with you and hope the balance of VA will look past the facade of the 'Bummer and realize "hope and change" was a puffery slogan not a commitment. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, a depression is when you lose yours and a recovery is when the Bummer loses his !!!
gm May 03, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Every other poll says Va is a toss up
JC2 June 05, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Where were these comments when Bush was allowed to screw up the country for 8 years? Not republican or democrat, just saying it would take more than a 4 year term for any president to fix an 8 year screw up.

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