A new Roanoke College poll shows Republican Mitt Romney with a five-point lead over President Obama, 49%-44%. That contrasts with an eight-point Obama lead in the last Roanoke College Poll nearly a month ago. A Quinnipiac University poll this morning shows the race at a virtual tie, with Obama ahead 49%-47%.
In the U.S. Senate race, the Roanoke College poll shows Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine 47%-42%. The Quinnipiac poll shows Kaine ahead 50%-46%.