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Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Mr. Popularity

Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Mr. Popularity

A new Quinnipiac survey holds some good news for Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell. Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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By Evan Pioch

Poll: Va. Senate Race Too Close to Call

Poll: Va. Senate Race Too Close to Call

The presidential race is heating up, but so is the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

Gay Marriage Won't Affect Majority of Virginians’ Vote

Gay Marriage Won't Affect Majority of Virginians’ Vote

A new statewide poll shows that while Virginians are deeply divided on the issue of gay marriage, a majority say the issue won't affect how they vote in November's presidential election. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Women’s Health Issues Take Toll on McDonnell

Women’s Health Issues Take Toll on McDonnell

The controversial debate over women’s health issues in Virginia appears to have taken a toll on Gov. Bob McDonnell. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Women Fueling Obama in Virginia

Women Fueling Obama in Virginia

Issues important to women have been front and center on the national stage this election cycle. And Virginia has been at the front and center. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Poll: Kaine-Allen Race Too Close to Call

Poll: Kaine-Allen Race Too Close to Call

If Virginia's U.S. Senate race came down to a choice between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen, right now it would be too close to call, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Poll: Obama Leads GOP Contenders in Va.

Poll: Obama Leads GOP Contenders in Va.

President Barack Obama leads all of the Republican presidential candidates in Virginia, and it doesn't appear that putting Gov. Bob McDonnell on the ticket would help, according to a new Quinnipiac University... Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Obama's Reversal of Fortune in Virginia

Obama's Reversal of Fortune in Virginia

Call it a Winter thaw for President Obama. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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By Matthew Stabley

Afternoon Read: Allen, Kaine in Dead Heat

Afternoon Read: Allen, Kaine in Dead Heat

Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine are in a statistical dead heat in the U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Read »

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