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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Barack Obama listens during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Barack Obama listens during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

A new poll in Virginia has Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney closing in on President Barack Obama.

The Quinnipiac/New York Times/CBS News poll has President Obama in the lead in Virginia, but just barely. The survey has Mr. Obama's support in Virginia at 49 percent and Governor Romney at 47 percent, which is within the margin of error. That's a change from the last Quinnipiac poll, released October 11, that had Obama at 51 percent and Romney at 46 percent.

Romney's growing support in Virginia is mainly from women voters, who are supporting the Republican at a higher percentage compared to the previous Quinnipiac poll.

The survey also shows Virginia's U.S. Senate race is getting closer, as Democrat Tim Allen holds a slim 50 to 46 percent lead over Republican George Allen, compared to a 51 to 44 percent lead on October 11.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three points.

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