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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/08/2011

President Obama to visit to Virginia Tuesday

President Obama will cross the Potomac into Virginia on Tuesday.

And if the latest polling numbers are any indication he will be spending a lot of time here in the next 16 months.

As The Fix reported, new Gallup numbers tracking his job approval ratings show the 2012 presidential election will come down to 10 swing states, including Virginia.

Obama will appear at Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, where he will talk up new fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.

The White House says the new standards will save businesses tens of billions of dollars in fuel costs, and will reduce oil consumption and cut pollution.

Expect Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) to dispute that when they hold a conference call with reporters Tuesday to talk about Obama’s visit.

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