Thursday, June 30, 2011

Virginia: Obama, Generic Republican in Dead Heat

President Obama's hard road to remaining in the White House has to go through Virginia, and her fifteen electoral votes, but that might not be easy according to a Quinnipiac University survey released earlier today.

Over 1,400 registered Virginian voters were asked if the 2012 election were held today whether they would vote for President Obama, or the currently unnamed Republican candidate. 43% would vote for Obama; 41% for a Republican to be named later; 10% says it depends on the final candidates and 6% just don't know.

The President obviously has problems.

Both old (55+), and middle age (35-55) voters support the unnamed Republican with 45% of the vote, while unreliable youngsters support President Obama with just 56% of their vote - several points lower than polling data reported in 2008.

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to be in the situation of barely leading an unknown Republican candidate with the election just seventeen months away. President Obama is in serious trouble if undecided voters break even slightly for the eventual GOP nominee.

Great news for the Republican field today.

What say you?

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