By J Robert Smith
- Oct. 29, 2021
- 2-min read
The latest polling from Fox News shows Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin vaulting to an eight-point lead over former Democrat governor Terry McAuliffe. The margin of error is plus or minus 3%.
A word of caution about the Fox News poll: it could very well be an outlier. Fox News said “irregularities” filled presidential state contests for Biden early on Election Night in 2020. Even if contests in key swing states were on the up and up, the presidential race proved razor thin, and the outcome was really a coin flip.
As reported by Liberty Daily, McAuliffe has made a hire that suggests his campaign expects a close finish with Youngkin. Who was hired speaks volumes.
From J.D. Rucker at the Liberty Daily, October 28:
“It all started when a report broke that McAuliffe was hiring Marc Elias, a Hillary Clinton operative who specializes in stealing elections for Democrats. Paying him $60,000 was bad optics for a campaign that has been fading quickly due to an onslaught of electoral missteps by McAuliffe down the homestretch. Hiring Elias is an admission that the campaign believes they will lose, so when requests for comment started coming in, the campaign panicked.”
McAuliffe has run a slack, gaffe-filled campaign.