Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) leads Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin by eight points among likely voters in the latest Fox News poll, though the two remain tied among registered voters.
The survey comes less than a week early The Virginians decide who will be the next governor of the Old Domain.
the poll released Thursday found that 53 percent of likely voters support Youngkin, with 45 percent favoring McAuliffe. The margin of error among likely voters is plus or minus three percentage points.
However, when it comes to registered voters overall, the race is stagnant, with 48 percent supporting Youngkin and 47 percent supporting McAuliffe.
Among registered voters, the margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
The new numbers, released Thursday, come five days before Election Day for the Virginia gubernatorial race, which will culminate a tense campaign season in a contest that experts say could serve as a precursor to the Virginia elections. midterm next year.
Several recent polls have shown that McAuliffe and Youngkin are side by side.
Democratic heavyweights have flocked to the Old Domain to support McAuliffe, including President BidenJoe BidenBiden to Meet House Democrats Ahead of Europe Trip: Report 21 House Democrats Call for Removal of IRS Bank Reporting Proposal from Spending Bill Overnight Health Care – Presented by Altria – Vulnerable Democrats Push Drug Pricing Plan MORE, previous President ObamaBarack Hussein Obama Biden is finishing what Obama started with early learning Cotton tells Garland: ‘Thank goodness you’re not on the Supreme Court’ Budowsky: Vote for Terry McAuliffe: Midterm elections have begun MORE, first woman Jill bidenJill Biden White House Will Not Host Halloween Event For Kids Due To Biden Travel Plans Biden Invokes Trump In Attempt To Boost McAuliffe Before Election Day The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented By Facebook – Budget Negotiators: 72 Hours and counting MORE and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
On the Republican side, the former President TrumpDonald Trump Night Defense and National Security – Presented by Boeing – Milley Warns of ‘Sputnik Moment’ for China WSJ Releases Letter from Trump Continuing to Allege Election Fraud in PA Oath Keeper, Who Was on Capitol Hill Jan.6, Runs for the New Jersey State Assembly MORE He is scheduled to hold a tele-rally for Youngkin on Monday, though the candidate has largely kept his distance from the former commander-in-chief.
Trump lost Virginia in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections and is perceived as an unpopular figure in the state.
However, he has endorsed Youngkin, who said he is “honored” to receive his endorsement.
The Fox News poll found that interest in the gubernatorial race among Virginians is high. Seventy-three percent of likely voters and 63 percent of registered voters said they are extremely interested in the race.
Another 24 percent of likely voters and 21 percent of registered voters said they are very interested in the election.
The Fox News poll polled 1,212 Virginia registered voters between Oct. 24 and Oct. 27. Then a subsample of 1,015 likely voters was established.