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Obama and Romney each took 47 percent support in the poll. Other recent polls have shown Obama with a slight 2.7 percent lead, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls.

In a Web video on Monday, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina identified Virginia as one of eight toss-up states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election.

Virginia was a reliably Republican state in presidential elections until 2008, when Obama defeated Sen. John McCainJohn McCainCongress needs to support the COINS Act GOP’s message on ObamaCare is us versus them Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response MORE (R-Ariz.) by 6 percent there.

The president started off his campaign in Virginia in early May, and Romney received the endorsement of Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (R-Minn.) at a campaign stop there just prior, where he was joined by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, whom many view as a potential vice presidential candidate.