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Roanoke College poll has
Romney up by 5 in Virginia

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:DaddyO, 10/31/2012 12:00:46 PM

Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 5 points in Virginia, 49 to 44, in a poll conducted by Roanoke College between Oct.23-26. The sample consisted of 638 likely voters. The margin of error is 4 points. Using a more selective screen for identifying likely voters, Roanoke College’s poll found Romney ahead by a comomanding 54-41 margin. Thus, if these results are accurate, Obama will need a strong turnout just to be competitive in Virginia. But this wouldn’t be the 2012 presidential election without countervailing polling news. And, sure enough, Quinnipiac has released a poll of likely

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Also talked about the Quinnipiac polls from Va, Fla, and Ohio showing Bambi ahead. Turns out they all oversample dems, by larger amounts than the actual votes in 2008. That's what we're up against, corrupt polling organizations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: shalimar, 10/31/2012 12:03:16 PM     (No. 8976896)

JMHO, the Won is toast in Virginia.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/31/2012 12:04:20 PM     (No. 8976903)

Hope everyone in VA, and all other states, for that matter, check their screen when voting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 10/31/2012 1:28:16 PM     (No. 8977125)

Yet, NYT place Va in Zippy's corner on the front page beneath teh fold

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/31/2012 2:44:12 PM     (No. 8977256)

I think Romney will win VA easily. But on election night they will say ''too close to call'' even if its a 6 point spread and all ballots have been counted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avidyananda, 10/31/2012 2:45:12 PM     (No. 8977259)

There are not that many black voters in Western Virginia, though there are some in the city of Roanoke. Richmond and the Tidewater area (Tidewater is about 2 million people) is close to majority black. Northern Virginia is liberal once you get close to the beltway and heavily immigrant other wise. Outside of those areas you're not likely to find a lot of people who'll vote for Obama.


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