Beginning with the June 29, 2011 poll out of Richmond, the Quinnipiac University poll is expanding to a seventh state.
Virginia will join Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania as states in which Quinnipiac polls regularly on topics of interest to voters.
In addition to those seven states, Quinnipiac also polls New York City and the nation on a regular basis.
The decision to poll in Virginia represents further expansion as part of Quinnipiac’s decision to poll in key swing states. Virginia, a solidly Republican state on the presidential level for almost half a century, has become more competitive in recent years, and President Obama carried it in 2008.