Echelon Insights has not yet been released another survey shows Republican Glenn Youngkin ahead of Terry McAuliffe in a hot race for the governor’s mansion.
In a sample of 611 likely voters, 49 percent supported Youngkin, and 46 percent favored McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018.
The same survey found that Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares – GOP candidates for governor or attorney general – are ahead of their Democratic opponents. In a country where Democrats outnumber Republicans, Youngkin’s leadership is entirely due to his 17-point advantage over independents.
The data collected by Echelon seems to give additional credibility to the narrative that Youngkin’s growing number of polls is due to the contradiction he drew with McAuliffe in education, which emphasizes the role of parents in the system. This contrast seems to have given Youngkin a 15-point advantage over K-12’s parents.
President Joe Biden, who was urged by McAuliffe to join him on a stump in the Old Dominion, has an underwater approval rating of seven points.