A new poll from Cygnal shows a dead-even race for governor in blue-leaning Virginia. According to the Republican pollster, both Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe are tied at 48 percent each.
Further down the ticket, the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general remain within the margin of error and the prospect of the GOP flipping the Virginia General Assembly is as high as ever.
The Hill reports:
On the generic General Assembly ballot, Republicans led Democrats by just 1 percentage point. All 100 seats in the state’s House of Delegates, where Democrats currently hold a 10-seat majority, are up for grabs.
The new Cygnal polling is reflective of some of the Virginia gubernatorial race’s most recent surveys. Last week, a Monmouth University poll showed McAuliffe and Youngkin tied at 46 percent each. The non-partisan Cook Political Report has rated the race as a “toss-up.”
The latest findings come as the race enters its final stretch with both candidates barnstorming the state. McAuliffe and Youngkin were both out in force over the weekend, with President Obama stumping for McAuliffe in Richmond and Youngkin holding a rally nearby.
The Cygnal poll was conducted on Oct. 19-21 among 816 2021 general election voters. The poll’s margin of error is 3.43 percentage points.