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Link City: Kaine/Obama lead in Va., Norfolk arena, Metro fail

The latest swing-state poll from the New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac University shows Democrats with an edge in swing-state Virginia.

The poll, conducted Sept. 11-17, shows President Obama with a 50-46 lead over Republican Mitt Romney. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Timothy M. Kaine has a 7-point lead over Republican George Allen. Until now, the contest between the former governors has been razor thin.

Some interesting stats from the poll: Among Virginia women, Obama leads 54-42. Among Virginia men, Romney leads 51-45. Among married voters, Romney leads 54-43. Among single voters, Obama leads with a commanding 63-32 differential. Among independent Virginians, Romney leads 52-43.

When asked who would do a better job on women's reproductive health, Virginians chose Obama over Romney 59-30.

When asked to choose whether the government should emphasize self-reliance or community, Virginians chose community over self-reliance 48-43.


Norfolk is continuing to investigate the feasbility of a $350 million arena on the oceanfront, which potentially could house a team from the NBA or NHL. (The Virginian-Pilot)


Metro doesn't suffer from a reputation for reliability. Today, a major meltdown on the Red Line left commuters more agitated (than usual) on their way to work. One passenger tweeted: "2 hours and 15 minutes to get from Rockville to U Street." Yeesh. (Washington Examiner)


Loudoun County has denied another franchise agreement between the county and broadband telecommunications provider OpenBand. How controversial is OpenBand in LoCo? Two communities filed lawsuits against it last year. (Washington Post)


I was going to write a review of the new Killers album, "Battle Born," but a guy over at Spin wrote exactly what I was thinking (and wrote it better.)

For me, The Killers are the only thing that can make Las Vegas alluring. I give the album 9 out of 10 hanging chads.


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