In Virginia, it's Romney 50%, Obama 47%

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Mitt Romney has hit the 50 percent mark in Virginia for the first time in the Rasmussen Reports poll, and the trend is in his direction, suggesting that the Old Dominion's 13 Electoral Votes are moving to the GOP camp.

Just out Friday morning, Rasmussen said:

"The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Virginia voters, taken two nights after the second presidential debate, shows Romney with 50 percent support to President Obama's 47 percent. Two percent remain undecided."

Last week, Romney led 49 percent to 47 percent in Virginia.

Other findings:

-- 94 percent of likely voters in the Old Dominion say they are certain to vote in this election. Among these voters, Romney leads 52 percent to 47 percent.

-- Among the 88 percent of voters in the state who say they've already decided whom they will vote for, it's Romney 51 percent, Obama 49 percent.

-- Virginia voters trust Romney more to handle the economy by five points, 50 percent to 45 percent.

-- They are almost evenly divided when it comes to whom they trust more in the area of national security, giving the president a 48 percent to 47 percent edge.

-- But Virginia voters by 10 points - 51 percent to 41 percent - believe Obama better understands the issues of the middle class. That's slightly more confidence in the president than voters express nationally.