President Obama leads GOP in battleground Virginia


Best part of today is Ryan premiering his budget plan. It's gonna get scrutinized and these clowns are going to have to do some fancy dancing not to dis the R wonder child. h/t Taegan.

(CNN) – A survey released Tuesday delivered good news for President Barack Obama in Virginia, a large battleground state he won in 2008 and hopes to win again in November’s general election.

The poll from Quinnipiac University showed Obama leading all of the potential GOP candidates by at least eight points, including current frontrunner Mitt Romney, who Obama led 50%-42%. The president was ahead of Rick Santorum 49%-40%, Newt Gingrich 54%-35% and Ron Paul 49%-39%.

Both Gingrich and Santorum have lived in Virginia’s Washington suburbs since leaving the U.S. Congress.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is frequently mentioned as a potential GOP running mate, doesn’t make a significant impact on any of the candidates’ numbers in the state. When placed on a potential ticket with Romney, the Obama-Biden team still came out ahead, topping Romney-McDonnell 50%-43%.