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Web extra: Virginia’s special swing

President Barack Obama won Virginia by just over 6% in 2008 and was the first Democrat to win the state since 1964. This year, polls show President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in very close race in Virginia, with both candidates devoting significant time and resources to the state.

On September 26, Suffolk University and the local NBC affiliate released a poll that shows while Obama leads handily in popularity — the spread among likely voters is only 2%.

While reporting an upcoming story on the women’s vote in Virginia, Mona Iskander sat down with Dan Palazzolo, a professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond, to talk about what makes Virginia a unique battleground state.

For more on Virginia and the women’s vote in this crucial battleground state, tune in to Need to Know tonight.

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