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Virginians Donate More to Obama than Romney

Nationwide, presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised more last month than President Obama, but the statistics don’t follow that pattern locally.

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.

Bj June 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Robert....I was born in DC, went to schools in Arlington County, my father was a CIA agent and my mother and sister both worked for the Agency so we did not "move here to take advantage of the White House"....Obama did not convert to Christianity for political reasons, where do you get your mis-information? People of all races, religions, gender and political persuasions vote for Obama so quit trying to create some stero type that doesn't exist. If you want to vote for Romney it's your right . Not everyone will agree with you, no need to try and label them. That's why we live in a free country, so we can each have our own opinions and votes. No need for bullying, if you would prefer a dictatorship, go live in one of those countries and see how it works out for you.
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Any fool who votes for Obama deserves to be poor! Leave it to a Democrat to tax away all your money. You'll be old without retirement savings and only have yourself to blame...
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Obama only won the election because voter fraud.
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Bj, have you not noticed that the Democrats are taking away our freedoms?
K. Morse June 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I can't wait to vote for Mitt Romney!!!

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