RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The tight presidential race in Virginia heats up Friday as Republican Mitt Romney campaigns at a Richmond-area business that specializes in wheelchairs and other mobility products for the disabled.
Romney's noon appearance comes amid conflicting polling in the battleground state. A poll Thursday by Quinnipiac University showed Obama with a lead of 5 percentage points.
A Marist College survey showed the race about even, with Romney at 48 percent and President Barack Obama at 47 percent, just 26 days before the election.
Obama plans to spend a private weekend in Williamsburg with no public appearances as he prepares for Tuesday's rematch debate with Romney. Obama has generally lost ground in polls since a lackluster performance in which the president later acknowledged he was "too polite."