Associated Press
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June 7, 2012
A new Virginia poll shows that in the electoral battleground of Virginia, a state with deep moral and ideological divisions over marriage, the issue is likely to be a wash in November’s presidential election. A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,282 registered Virginia voters showed that one-fourth of those surveyed said same-sex marriage was extremely important or very important to them in this year’s election. Statewide, 49 percent oppose gay marriage, and 42 percent support it.