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Poll: Obama Has 4-Point Lead in Virginia

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    The latest poll shows Obama up again in the ever-swinging state of Virginia.

    Obama leads 49 percent to 45 percent in the state, according to the Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News Swing State poll released Wednesday,

    The two candidates polled evenly in Quinnipiac’s July poll. In earlier polls Obama was up by more than five points in the state.

    The poll also found that Romney leads Obama in Colorado 50 to 45 percent and Obama leads Romney in Wisconsin 51-45 percent.

    "There is good reason why Virginia, Colorado and Wisconsin are considered swing states - and this data shows how close they are," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Most voters say they have made up their minds. Nine out of 10 in each state say they are sure they will vote for the candidate they favor, which means that the pool of those who say they can be persuaded is pretty small.

    In Virginia, Obama is leading among women voters 54-40 percent.

    The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 2.6 percent.