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Obama leads Romney in Virginia Washington Post poll

Poll Questions

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)

Q: I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the presidential election in November: (Among registered voters)

Q: (Among likely voters) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats) and (Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans), for whom would you vote?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats) and (Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans), for whom would you vote?

No opinion

Q: (Among Obama/Romney supporters) Will you definitely vote for (NAMED CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for (CANDIDATE NOT NAMED)? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG OBAMA SUPPORTERS) Will you definitely vote for Obama, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for Romney? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG ROMNEY SUPPORTERS) Will you definitely vote for Romney, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for Obama? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG OBAMA SUPPORTERS) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG ROMNEY SUPPORTERS) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney, somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) How about if the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were {(Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats), (Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans)}, {(Gary Johnson and James Gray, from the Libertarian Party), (Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer, from the Constitution Party), and (Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, from the Green Party)}, for whom would you vote?

Q: The economy. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

Q: Spending on the military. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

Q: The federal budget deficit. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

Q: Medicare. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

Q: Medicaid. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

Q: Immigration issues. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters, half sample)

Q: Social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters, half sample)

Q: International affairs. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters, half sample)

Q: Taxes. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters, half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling the economy - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling military spending - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job determining the future of the Medicare program - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job determining the future of the Medicaid program - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job dealing with the federal budget deficit - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job dealing with social issues such as abortion and gay marriage - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job advancing the interests of the middle class - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women's issues - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling taxes - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling international affairs - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters, half sample)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy? (Among registered voters).

No opinion

Q: Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the OBAMA campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the ROMNEY campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Barack Obama? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you think it should be LEGAL or ILLEGAL for gay and lesbian couples to get married? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (Among registered voters)

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 
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