GOP businessman Glenn Youngkin has taken a slight lead over his far-left opponent Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial election with less than two months to go, according to a new internal poll released by Youngkin’s campaign on Wednesday.
Former governor McCauliffe reportedly has fallen four points (to 46%) since early August in a three-way matchup including Liberation Party candidate Princess Blanding, while Youngkin has surged forward five points (to 48%) –a nine-point swing.
Flailing President Joe Biden had endorsed McAuliffe at a fundraiser rally in Virginia this past July, when he said, “This is a big deal. Terry and I share a lot in common. I ran against Donald Trump and so is [sic] Terry… I tell you what, the guy Terry is running against is an acolyte of Donald Trump — for real, I mean it’s just like, I don’t know where these guys come from.”
In response to the survey, Youngkin said, “Terry McAuliffe and his liberal Richmond allies are failing Virginia, and it’s going to take a new kind of leader, not a failed politician looking for a second chance, to create a commonwealth where businesses can prosper, students can thrive, and communities are safe.”