There's a lot to chew on today, especially the polling results from Public Policy Polling. Apparently, the AP won't report on it because it doesn't meet its standards, though it seemed to hit Democrat primary bull's eye. Plus, the poll, which has each member of the GOP ticket up by at least six points, is backed up by a poll from the extreme leftist Daily Kos/R2000, as well as Rasmussen, Survey USA, and Suffolk 2000, all of which show Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell leading, according to the Winchester Star. On top of all this, President Obama is losing his cache in Virginia, falling under 50 percent, as has the bloom off the rose for Governor Tim Kaine. We'll have more comment about some of these specific issues tomorrow. Enjoy your reading.

News:

Obama's popularity slipping, according to poll of Va. Voters (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Independents edge away from Obama (The Politico)

Election polls in question, says AP (Winchester Star

Va. Governor Uses 1½ Days Of Workweek For DNC Job (Washington Post)

Crowded GOP field vies for Nye's House seat (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Deeds vs. McDonnell: Tweets don't fail now (Washington Times)

Editorial: Discrimination should be illegal: An executive order protecting gays from discrimination isn't enough (Roanoke Times)

Analysis:

Kill the Climate Bill: Legislation Ignores Critical Factors (Mark George/ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National:

Mass. challenges federal Defense of Marriage Act (The Boston Globe)

Is White House coordinating attack on DOMA? (OneNewsNow.com)

Could Abortion Coverage Sink Health-Care Reform? (Time)

Conservatives urged to protest 'hate-crimes' bill today (OneNewsNow.com)