Former Gov. Mitt Romney raised more campaign funds in May than President Barack Obama nationwide, but Obama still has Romney beat in Virginia, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
Romney pulled in $76.8 million from donors in May, his campaign announced Friday. Obama’s campaign pulled in more than $60 million, The Los Angeles Times reported.
But things look different in Virginia, where Obama has raised $3.72 million in this election cycle from residents, according to Federal Election Commission data released Monday. Romney has raised $3.61 million from Virginia residents.
From voters in the greater Washington, D.C. area, which includes the District plus parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, Obama has received $9.59 million—more than Romney’s $5.04 million, according to data posted on the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org website.
Virginia Polls Mixed
A Quinnipiac University poll of more than 1,200 registered voters taken between May 30 and June 4 showed Obama with a 5 percent lead over Romney (with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent). “Obama leads 90 - 4 percent among Democrats and 45 - 37 percent among independent voters, while losing Republicans 91 - 6 percent. He also does better among voters under 35 years old,” according to a Quinnipiac release.
However, a Rasmussen Reports poll taken June 3 of 500 likely voters showed Obama and Romney tied at 47 percent each, with 3 percent preferring another candidate and 3 percent undecided. That poll had a margin of error of +/-4.5 percent.