Q: How closely are you following the 2012 presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not so closely, or not closely at all? (Among registered voters)
Question 1 of 66
In this poll:
President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by enthusiastic support rivaling what he marshaled in 2008 to snap the Democrats' 40-year losing streak in the state.
This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone September 12 to 16, 2012, among a random sample of 1,104 adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Interviews were conducted on conventional and cellular telephones, and carried out in English and Spanish by Abt-SRBI of New York. The results from the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; it is four points for the samples of 934 registered voters and 847 likely voters.