From The Washington Times:
Mitt Romney has erased an 8-point deficit in the swing state of Virginia, which provided President Obama with one of his biggest victories in 2008 by supporting a Democratic candidate for the first time in more than four decades.
A poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University shows Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney tied at 44 percent, with 8 percent undecided, 2 percent preferring another candidate, and 2 percent saying they wouldnâ€™t vote. That compares to a 50 percent to 42 percent advantage Mr. Obama enjoyed in March.
While independent voters tilt for the president, 40 percent to 38 percent, his advantage with women declined from 16 points last month to 5 points in July. Mr. Obamaâ€™s favorability ratings also are underwater for the first time since December, with 46 percent holding a favorable opinion of him and 48 percent an unfavorable one.