Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin is two points ahead of former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) with the state’s gubernatorial election just ten days away, according to a poll released Friday on behalf of the Presidential Coalition.
The poll, conducted October 18–21 by Kellyanne Conway’s firm, found Youngkin with 43 percent support compared with McAuliffe’s 41 percent support. Eleven percent were undecided, and four percent refused to answer.
The poll was conducted by telephone among 661 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.8 percent.
“This is anyone’s race,” Conway said in a statement, noting that neither candidate was near 50 percent amid the competitive environment of the race’s final stretch.
The same poll taken last month showed Youngkin trailing McAuliffe by four percent, meaning the Virginia Republican has made significant gains in one month’s time. The new poll results coincide with those of the latest Monmouth poll and Trafalgar Group poll, both of which showed Youngkin had gained ground.
Education policy has been at the forefront of the issues covered in recent polls following McAuliffe declaring during the last gubernatorial debate, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”