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New poll shows Youngkin and fellow Republicans are sweeping Virginia

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Echelon Insights came out with another poll showing Republican Glenn Youngkin ahead of Terry McAuliffe in the hotly contested race for the governor’s mansion.

Of a sample of 611 likely voters, 49% supported Youngkin and 46% preferred McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018.

The same poll showed Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares – the GOP candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively – owed their Democratic opponents. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans, Youngkin’s lead can be attributed entirely to his 17-point advantage over Independents.

The data Echelon collected seems to lend more credence to the narrative that Youngkin’s rising poll numbers are due to the contrast he drew with McAuliffe on education, highlighting the role of parents in the system. This contrast appears to have given Youngkin a 15 point advantage over K-12 parents.

President Joe Biden, whom McAuliffe called on to join him on stump at Old Dominion, has an approval rating that’s underwater by seven points.

The two RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight poll averages show Youngkin is ahead on Friday afternoon.

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