NEWSMAX: Just days after President Joe Biden stumped for the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin has surged to an 8-point lead in the latest polling in the state.
Youngkin drew 53% support to Terry McAuliffe’s 45% among likely voters in the latest Fox News poll of likely Virginia voters before the polls close Tuesday night.
Before Biden’s campaign appearance, the same poll had McAuliffe up 5 points (51%-46%) two weeks ago.
Republicans are hailing Youngkin’s showing in the polls as a bellwether against Biden, Democrats and Virginia public school curricula, which some conservatives view as liberal indoctrination.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Thursday night:
”At this point, nothing is going to save Terry McAuliffe’s failing campaign.”
Conservative political pundits hail likely voters as polling more true to the eventual results, because it reflects voter intentions and interest in the race. The pool of registered voters have Youngkin with just a 1-point edge (48%-47%) now, while McAuliffe led among that group by 11 points just two weeks ago (52%-41%), according to Fox News.
”With the race essentially tied among the full registered voter universe, McAuliffe could still pull this off,” Fox News Democratic pollster Chris Anderson said. ”But it would take something big to ignite enthusiasm for McAuliffe’s candidacy and a massively effective get-out-the-vote effort.” Read the full story at Newsmax.