The race for governor of Virginia has been neck and neck for weeks, but Republican Glenn Youngkin just got a huge bump.
According to a new FOX News poll, Youngkin has an 8 point lead among likely voters.
And remember, the FOX News poll has a history of being weighted Democrat. This is big.
From FOX News:
Fox News Poll: Youngkin pulls ahead of McAuliffe among Virginia likely voters
Republican Glenn Youngkin has moved ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, less than a week before the election.
McAuliffe receives 45 percent to Youngkin’s 53 percent in a new Fox News survey of Virginia likely voters. Youngkin’s eight-point advantage is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error.
That’s a big shift from two weeks ago, when McAuliffe was ahead by five, 51-46 percent.
Likely voters are a subgroup of registered voters, identified mainly based on self-reported vote intention and interest in the election.
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Among the larger pool of registered voters, it’s a one-point race: McAuliffe 47 percent vs. Youngkin 48 percent. Two weeks ago, McAuliffe led among registered voters by 11 points, 52-41 percent.
This is HUGE.
NEW @foxnewspoll finds @GlennYoungkin opening up an 8-point advantage over @TerryMcAuliffe among VA likely voters pic.twitter.com/AysLoZDY0N
— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) October 28, 2021
NEW Fox News Poll: Youngkin passes McAuliffe
VIRGINIA: Choice for Governor
Now Oct. 10-13
Terry McAuliffe 45% 51%
Glenn Youngkin 53% 46%
Other/Undecided 2% 3%
Virginia Likely Voters ± 3% Pts.
— Rich Edson (@RichEdsonDC) October 28, 2021
New Fox News Virginia Governor’s Race Poll:
Glenn Youngkin: 53%
Terry McAuliffe: 45%https://t.co/lPQbdH5dnK
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 28, 2021
Fox News Poll: Glenn Youngkin has taken an 8 point lead among likely voters heading into next week's election, 53-45.
In just two weeks he's flipped a 5 point deficit into an 8 point lead. It's just one poll, but Fox News use good pollsters and this is a big move. pic.twitter.com/bL7J77JRyA
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 28, 2021
This would be a massive win for Republicans and it would send Democrats into absolute panic.
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