Former Democratic Virginia Governor McAuliffe WAS causing ahead ….
But polling has the race close now…..
The polls with the just registered voters has McAuliffe ahead though….
Early voting has begun….
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted the Virginia gubernatorial race from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up” on Friday, just over a month from Election Day.
The development comes as polls show the race, which is widely viewed as a barometer for next year’s midterm elections, is becoming increasingly close.
A University of Mary Washington survey released on Wednesday found Republican Glenn Youngkin leading former Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe 48 percent to 43 percent among likely voters. McAuliffe led Youngkin 43 percent to 38 percent among all registered voters.
Another poll released this week, conducted by former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, found McAuliffe leading Youngkin 46 percent to 42 percent. And a Washington Post-Schar School survey released last week showed McAuliffe leading Youngkin by three points, 50 percent to 47 percent, among likely voters….