Virginia voters are evenly divided on President Obama’s major policies — including health-care reform — and negative about the country’s direction. But Obama has a key advantage in his bid for reelection: The coalition of the commonwealth’s voters who helped propel him to victory in 2008 is largely intact. One challenge will be getting young adults to register to vote.

Source: This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone April 28 to May 2, among a random sample of 1,101 adults in the commonwealth of Virginia, including 964 registered voters and users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results among registered voters have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post May 3, 2012
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