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West Virginians often struggle to overcome stereotypes about their state, including the one that it doesn't exist.

Add Fox News to the list of entities that need Golden Horseshoe study guides.

In a graphic used to lead into a video for the story "Breaking down the battle for swing states," the images of Iowa, Florida and West Virginia are shown in white on top of an American flag graphic.

Except the Mountain State is labeled as Virginia.

West Virginia has gone red for the past several presidential elections and has been devoid of presidential campaign visits the past two cycles, so it's not at the top of anybody's list of swing states.

The mislabeled Fox News graphic precedes a video with experts from Iowa, Florida and Virginia, described as "battleground states," to describe what they're seeing "on the ground," in those states as it relates to the presidential election.

Larry Sabato, who runs the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, speaks on behalf of the Old Dominion. Sabato said President Barack Obama has lost a bit of the edge he had on Republican candidate Mitt Romney early in the season.

Sabato said Virginia's election would be "very close," but the overall trend shows Virginia as "a little more Republican than the national average."

Sabato spoke in West Virginia Oct. 9 and he told his audience at the University of Charleston he predicted an overwhelming majority of Mountain State voters would select Romney over Obama.

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