Independent voters in Virginia are moving toward Republican candidates as Election Day nears, a CNU survey released Friday found.
While early voting is underway, the latest survey found that independent voters have “moved significantly toward all three Republican candidates” in the various races across the state — the governor’s race, lieutenant governor’s race, and the attorney general race.
While Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Glenn Youngkin 49 percent to 45 percent, that reflects a major narrowing of a gap from August’s survey, where the Democrat led by nine points. Additionally, his current lead is within the survey’s margin of error.
Youngkin, however, has increased support among independents, jumping from 39 percent support to 50 percent since the latest survey. McAuliffe’s support among independents, however,