A new poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin seizing the lead for the first time in the race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
Mr. Youngkin edged out Mr. McAuliffe 43% to 41% with 11% of respondents still up for grabs less than two weeks out from Election Day, according to the survey for the conservative Presidential Coalition.
The lead was within the polls 3.8% margin of error.
“With neither candidate close to 50% of the vote, and a flood of ads, candidate appeals and heavy-hitter surrogates expected to visit the state as Youngkin and McAuliffe make their final appeals, this is anyone’s race,” said pollster Kellyanne Conway, who conducted the survey. “In a state that Biden-Harris won by 10% a year ago and where McAuliffe was governor for four years, Youngkin has made the race competitive.”
The findings, first reported by The Washinton Times, mark a shift from a month ago when the same survey showed Mr. McAuliffe with a 4-point lead.