Virginia Governor's Race is Tied, according to Polls

Bryan Dijkhuizen

According to a recent survey from Monmouth University, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are tied in the state's governor's race, despite Republican advances in the last weeks of the campaign.

According to the survey, registered voters favor both men with 46 percent of their votes.

Since the previous survey conducted by the university in September, in which he had a slim 5-point advantage, McAuliffe has lost support.

Two percent of respondents favor a different candidate, while seven percent are unsure of who to vote for.

The two men have seen their support among independent voters shift from one to the other. Youngkin leads McAuliffe by a margin of 48 percent to 39 percent in this month's survey, compared to a 46 percent to 37 percent advantage for McAuliffe in the last poll conducted in September.

Notably, McAuliffe's lead among female voters has fallen from a 14-point advantage last month to a 4-point advantage today, according to the survey.

“Suburban women, especially in Northern Virginia, have been crucial to the sizable victories Democrats have enjoyed in the commonwealth since 2017,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a release accompanying the poll.

McAuliffe is continuing to be hampered by a lack of excitement among Democratic voters in the state.

When compared to previous gubernatorial elections, a much higher proportion of Republicans express more enthusiasm for this race than Democrats express the same sentiment.

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