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?
Question 3 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.