In the latest Washington Post-Schar School poll, Democrat candidate for Governor, McAuliffe leads over Republican Glenn Youngkin but only by 3% among likely voters, 50-47%, well within the margin of error.
From the WashingtonPost.com:
The smaller margin among people likely to vote, combined with a low percentage of voters who say they plan to vote early, suggests that Democrats could face an enthusiasm gap and a challenge boosting turnout to the high levels of the past four years.
“There’s an intensity deficit here for the Democrats compared to where they were … during the Trump era,” said Mark Rozell, dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, which co-sponsored the poll. “This tells me it’s a toss-up election right now.”
Republicans are encouraging early voting and the polls are now open. Any registered voter can vote early, no reason is needed. Information on early voting here.