In a Republican Governors Association (RGA) poll taken earlier this month, Republicans are on the verge of winning state-wide seats next month. With 20 days until election day, the Republicans have the momentum. (Even Nate Silver’s 538 blog shows that.)
The RGA poll shows Democrat McAuliffe ahead of Glenn Youngkin by a mere 3%. This same pollster showed McAuliffe leading by 11 points in May. Trend lines are showing that Republicans are also poised to win the races for Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
>>>In the polling group’s early October poll of the Youngkin-McAuliffe race, the Republican nominee was hitting margins in key battlegrounds that, if they hold, will make it very difficult for his Democratic opponent to win statewide. Those margins included Youngkin at 43% in the Northern Virginia region that encompasses metro Washington and 53% in the Richmond suburbs of Chesterfield and Henrico counties.
Additionally, Biden is underwater with independents statewide, with 61% of this key bloc holding an unfavorable view of the president. Suburban swing voters, who entered the summer feeling the beginnings of “buyer’s remorse” in regard to their vote for Biden, reached full-scale disappointment amid the president’s much-criticized leadership of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Republican operatives who have studied the GOP polling data say.<<<
Voters in suburban counties may also be unhappy with the massive influx of illegal immigrants under Biden, some of whom are making their way into Virginia. With the Biden administration ban on worksite arrests of illegals, even more will come.