Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe isn’t working away with the victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest, based on a ballot that reveals Republican Glenn Youngkin statistically tied as the overall election contest will get underway.
The survey from WPA Intelligence, a conservative polling agency, discovered Mr. McAuliffe, a Democrat, holds a 48%-46% lead over Mr. Youngkin, and that 5% are undecided. A two-point edge is lower than the survey’s error margin, that means the ballot reveals a statistical tie.
“Any pundit not taking the Governor’s race in Virginia seriously could be open to a rude awakening come this fall,” the group mentioned in its polling evaluation. “Despite having been a candidate for only 20 weeks, recent survey results have Glenn Youngkin within the margin of error in the upcoming election against Terry McAuliffe.”
Mr. McAuliffe served as governor from 2014 to 2018, however couldn’t run for reelection as a result of Virginia bars governors from serving two conservative phrases. It doesn’t bar nonconsecutive phrases, although.
Mr. McAuliffe rode robust title recognition and fundraising to safe the Democratic nomination this week, cruising to victory in a five-way race.
Mr. Youngkin, a former personal fairness agency CEO and political newcomer, received the GOP nomination final month at a celebration conference.
The WPA ballot confirmed Mr. Youngkin is working neck and neck with Mr. McAuliffe amongst self-identified impartial voters, and confirmed that lower than half of these surveyed have a good impression of Mr. McAuliffe.
The survey included 506 possible voters. It was carried out June 2-6, launched Wednesday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 proportion factors.