Obama and Romney are basically tied in Virginia

I’ve received plenty of emails from readers in Northern Virginia expressing skepticism about polls that have Obama leading Romney in Virginia by a significant wide margin. And with good reason; it is difficult to believe that Obama will do as well in the Commonwealth this year as he did in 2008 when he won by 6.3 points.

Now come two polls in two days that show the race in Virginia to be a statistical tie. Suffolk/WWBT, in a poll of 600 likely voters conducted from Sept. 24-26, has Obama ahead by 46-44. And ARG, in a poll of 600 likely voters conducted from Sept. 24-27, has Obama up by the same 2 point margin, 49-47.

So Virginia is very much up for grabs as we head into the debates.

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