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Fox “News” Poll of Virginia Has Terry McAuliffe Up 4 Points (48%-44%) Over Glenn Youngkin; Enthusiasm Seems About Equal Among Supporters of Each Candidate

Voters overwhelmingly favor schools requiring teachers and students to wear masks and teachers to be vaccinated.

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We’ve got as new Virginia poll, from Fox “News” (I know, I know, but their polling usually is pretty solid, even if the rest of that network is horrendously bad, evil, racist, etc.).  See below for highlights:

  • Terry McAuliffe’s up 4 points (48%-44%) over Glenn Youngkin, with 9% “other” or “undecided.”
  • President Biden’s at 49% favorable/49% unfavorable; McAuliffe’s at 48%/41% and Youngkin’s at 44%/42%. Trump’s at 41%/57%.
  • By a 71%-25% margin, voters support “Schools requiring teachers and students
    to wear masks.” Also, by a 66%-31% margin, voters support “Schools requiring teachers to be vaccinated.”
  • By a 39%-27% margin, voters oppose teaching “Critical Race Theory” in schools (not that it is NOT taught in Virginia public schools), with 32% saying they haven’t heard enough to say one way or the other.
  • The top issues for voters, in descending order, are: The economy and jobs 32%; The coronavirus pandemic 20%; Health care 12%; Taxes 9%; Abortion 7%; Crime 7%; Education 7%.
  • In terms of enthusiasm, 79% of Youngkin supporters and 76% of McAuliffe supporters say they are “extremely” or “very” interested in the Virginia governor’s race

 

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