(StrictlyNews.com) – If you’ve studied national politics in the United States of America for more than a minute, you are aware that the gubernatorial election that takes place in Virginia the year after a presidential election is, more often than not, a harbinger – a signal – of what will happen in the mid-term congressional elections the following year.
Because of that truism, all eyes are on the State of Virginia as the race for governor between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin will be decided in next Tuesday’s election.
And, here’s the shocker.
Going into the final weekend before the election, several polls show Youngkin not only leading but leading by a wide margin.
According to a brand new survey conducted for Fox News and released to the public last night, Youngkin is pulling the support of 53 percent of likely voters to McAuliffe’s 45 percent. That’s a large enough margin that it’s outside the poll’s margin of error.
It’s also a massive swing to Youngkin’s favor from the previous poll, which showed McAuliffe in the lead.
Does it mean Youngkin will trounce McAuliffe – a Clinton, Biden, Obama surrogate? No, of course not.
But, it certainly indicates that Youngkin has proven far more competitive in a state that has been trending blue for many years now and that the Democrats believed would be an easy win this fall.
And, there’s one last wildcard.
Former President Donald J. Trump will be holding a virtual rally – meaning online, not in person – for Youngkin this weekend.
Will that help or hurt Youngkin? Might it drive more Democrats to the polls next Tuesday because they hate Trump?
It’s anyone’s guess, but we should know the answer sometime next Tuesday evening.
Republican Glenn Youngkin leads Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor in the latest Fox News poll of likely voters. https://t.co/K2pIMOAKU8— National Review (@NRO) October 29, 2021
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