Poll watch:  Tough numbers in Virginia
September 15th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Poll watch: Tough numbers in Virginia

Some brutally tough poll numbers Thursday out of Virginia, the purple state Obama won in 2008.

The topline numbers from the latest Quinnipiac poll:

Obama's job approval is plummeting among independent voters, who disapprove 62 – 29 percent, compared to a 54 – 41 percent disapproval June 30. Republicans disapprove 87 – 11 percent while Democrats approve 83 – 13 percent, down from 92 – 5 percent in June. Men disapprove 61 – 36 percent, as women disapprove 49 – 43 percent. White voters disapprove 67 – 28 percent, while black voters approve 83 – 11 percent.

Still, Obama is neck-and-neck with Rick Perry and Mitt Romey:

In possible 2012 matchups, Obama has 44 percent to Perry's 42 percent, while Romney gets 44 percent to Obama's 42 percent, all too close to call. Obama does much better against two other Republicans, besting Bachmann 48 – 37 percent and Palin 50 – 35 percent.

Full poll results HERE


Topics: Poll Watch