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A new Washington Post poll shows Republican Bob McDonnell with an 11-point lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds in Virginia's Governor's Race.

McDonnell will be in Bailey's Crossroads meeting with Vietnamese American voters today. Meanwhile, President Obama will campaign in Norfolk, Virginia for Deeds.

The Deeds campaign hasn't quite been able to recapture the energy of last year's presidential contest but current Virginia Governor - and head of the Democratic National Committee - Tim Kaine remains positive. He says the Mr. Obama's visit will be helpful.

"I think that will dramatize to Virginians we want a governor who will be a good partner with the White House," said the Governor.

Kaine brushed aside reports that Whitehouse officials were critical of the Deeds campaign.

"It's a feature of any campaign that there are frustrations, but I do know this: I talked to the President last week and he's very excited to come in tomorrow and to work hard for Creigh," said Kaine.

According to the Post poll, 7 in 10 Virginia voters said their feelings toward Obama wouldn't make a difference in their vote.

Sabri Ben-Achour reports...


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