[The Virginia governor] is still popular, but he’s taken a real hit as a result of his support for laws that seek to coerce women out of seeking abortions (according to the poll, Virginians oppose such laws, 72 to 21 percent). Indeed, as Quinnipiac found in an earlier survey, the unpopularity of these laws have contributed to President Obama’s strong performance in the state. Virginia voters approve of Obama’s job performance, 49 percent to 47 percent. And in a head-to-head matchup against the likely GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, he wins 50 percent to 42 percent for the former Massachusetts governor. What’s more, this is true even if Governor McDonnell is on the ticket as Romney’s vice presidential pick.