Democrats are melting down at the thought of Virginia having a republican governor.
A new poll from Fox News shows that republican Glenn Youngkin now has an 8 point lead over democrat Terry McAuliffe.
The poll was released Thursday and showed 53% of likely voters voting for Youngkin, and only 45% voting for McAullife.
The poll has a margin of error of less than 3 points.
Unsurprisingly, Youngkin has an even larger lead among those voters who identify as parents, which goes to show just how disillusioned voters have become with democrats in regards to education.
Republican Glenn Youngkin has pulled ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe by eight points in the Virginia’s governor’s race, securing a sizable lead as the election stands less than a week away.
The latest Fox News Poll shows that Youngkin’s momentum has dramatically shifted over the course of two weeks, climbing up from a five-point deficit to take a commanding lead over McAuliffe – 53 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.
Just two weeks ago, Youngkin trailed McAuliffe, 46 percent to 51 percent.
What separates these two men the most is their vastly different stances on parents who have become increasingly frustrated with the failing education system, which has become the primary concern for Virginia voters:
McAuliffe doesn't see a problem with the current system:
Youngkin believes that parents have a "fundamental right" to be engaged in their kids' educations:
The New York Post has more on McAuliffe's struggles on the hot topic of education:
However, McAuliffe has stumbled repeatedly on the topic of education — long considered a pet Democratic issue — as parents raise concerns about the implementation of critical race theory and other controversial topics in K-12 curricula.
During a Sept. 28 debate, McAuliffe flatly stated, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach” when asked to respond to complaints about sexually explicit books.
Youngkin jumped on the issue, accusing McAuliffe in the same debate of trying to “suppress and silence” parents so schools could push a woke “radical political agenda” in classrooms.
The Republican has also vowed to “ban critical race theory as soon as he is elected,” while McAuliffe has attempted to claim the topic is non-existent in Virginia schools.
“Let me be clear: Critical race theory is not taught in Virginia. Nor has it ever been taught,” McAuliffe told WJLA-TV in a contentious interview last week. “I’ll be honest with you. I find it so offensive. It is a racist dog whistle and all he’s trying to do is divide parents and use children as political pawns.”
As Glenn Youngkin continues to rise, democrats are melting down over the thought of a republican governor in Virginia.