Christopher Newport University again tested the Virginia electorate for the upcoming 2021 Governor’s race (9/27-10/6; 802 VA likely voters; live interview) but found little movement despite Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin heavily attacking opponent Terry McAuliffe’s (D) debate comments saying that parents should “not tell the schools what to teach.” According to the ballot test, McAuliffe leads Youngkin, 49-45%, which is consistent with almost all other previously released polls. The most recent Emerson College survey that was published last week, however, found just a one-point split between the two.
The most positive Republican finding in the Christopher Newport poll comes from the enthusiasm question responses. There, the GOP has a six-point advantage, which could yield a closer finish than the ballot test suggests.
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