By Justin Sink
The sagging numbers seem directly coordinated to the president's recent push for a military strike against Syria.
"President Barack Obama's job approval in Virginia is dropping into negative territory again with the controversy over what, if anything, the United States should do in Syria almost certainly a major reason," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.
"As has been the case during his presidency, when the president's overall approval is underwater, the driving force is independents moving out of his column. In this survey, Virginia independents give him a thumbs down by 20 percentage points. On handling Syria, independents disapprove almost 2-1."
According to the poll, 63 percent of Virginians oppose using cruise missiles in Syria. Voters in Virginia's sizable military population oppose strikes at an equal clip.