Glenn Youngkin widens lead in Virginia governor’s race

by Libby Krieger

The latest research indicates Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has pulled significantly ahead of Democrat opponent Terry McAuliffe just days before the election.

Youngkin will face off against McAuliffe this Tuesday, Nov. 2 in what was expected to be a toss-up race. But, now that Youngkin is gaining last-minute momentum with Virginia voters, he has an eight-point lead among likely voters, according to a poll conducted by Fox News between Oct. 24 and Oct. 27.

However, Youngkin’s lead among likely voters dwindles to a one-point advantage when the larger group of registered voters are polled, Fox News reported.

Though the survey shows Youngkin’s lead shrinks among registered voters, he has closed in on McAuliffe’s 11-point lead in this category just two weeks prior.

With a revived hope that Youngkin can win on Tuesday, Democrats are becoming more worried about their prospects of keeping Virginia blue.

Democrat pollster Chris Anderson said McAuliffe is still in the race but “it would take something big to ignite enthusiasm for McAuliffe’s candidacy and a massively effective get out the vote effort.”

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