Mitt Romney has swung to a 5-point lead in Virginia over President Barack Obama, according to a new We Ask America poll. That amounts to as much as a 10-point swing compared to other recent polling of the state. The reasons: Romney is polling strong with self-described Independents, and he’s gaining ground among women. Romney is leading Obama among Independents by 9 points, We Ask America COO Greg Durham told Business Insider. He’s also “dead even” with women while holding a double-digit advantage among men, Durham said.
“We were surprised when it came in,” Durham said.
Obama won Virginia by 6 points in 2008 over John McCain,
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