Washington Post Virginia poll, Oct. 22 to 26, 2012

In this poll:

Click the bold headlines on the right to see questions from each release, and click on "detailed view" to see results for each question among demographic and political subgroups.

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: Do you think you'll (vote in person at your polling place on Election Day), or (vote before Election Day by early voting or mail-in ballot)? (Among registered voters)

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

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

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, the government health insurance program for seniors. Please tell me how important it will be in your vote for President. (Among registered voters)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? (Among registered voters)

Q: Changing topics, would you say you, yourself are better off financially than you were when Obama became president, not as well off, or in about the same shape as then financially? (Among registered voters)

Q: If Romney had been president since 2009 instead of Obama, do you think you yourself would be better off than you are now, not as well off, or in about the same shape financially? (Among registered voters)

Q: So far during this campaign, do you think Obama has been mainly (attacking his opponent) or mainly (addressing the issues)? (Among registered voters)

Q: So far during this campaign, do you think Romney has been mainly (attacking his opponent) or mainly (addressing the issues)? (Among registered voters)

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)

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)

Q: (If contacted by Obama campaign) When was the last time you were contacted, within the last week, within the last month or longer ago than that? (Results among all likely voters)

Q: (If contacted by Romney campaign) When was the last time you were contacted, within the last week, within the last month or longer ago than that? (Results among all likely voters)

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

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

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

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