GOP businessman Glenn Youngkin has taken a small lead over former governor and Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial election with less than two months to go, a new internal poll released by Youngkin’s campaign on Wednesday shows.
According to a recent WPA Intelligence survey, McCauliffe has fallen four points since early August in a three-way matchup including Liberation Party candidate Princess Blanding, while Youngkin has surged forward five points–a nine-point swing. McAuliffe, who was at 50 percent a few weeks ago, has fallen to 46 percent. Youngkin, who was at 43 percent a few weeks ago, has surged to 48 percent. Blanding got three percent in both surveys, and both polls found four percent were undecided.
The poll, conducted Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, surveyed 734 likely voters in Virginia and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.
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