We've talked about Texas and Florida's governors races which take place next year. but there is one a month away. Virginia, where R Youngkin vs. D McAuliffe. I'd classify Virginia as a solid blue state, yet McAuliffe leads Youngkin by just 4 points. Virginia where Biden beat Trump by 11 and Northam won the governorship by 10 in 2017. Where Democrats have a 10 point advantage over republicans in party affiliation. Yet this race is close, competitive when it shouldn't be. Why? Youngkin leads with Republicans (82% to 15%) while McAuliffe leads with Democrats (90% to 6%). Among Independents, the majority (54%) support Youngkin, compared to 35% who support McAuliffe and 9% who are undecided. https://emersonpolling.reportablene...e-and-division-over-critical-race-theory
In the field of you never know, it's interesting that Republicans, 15% who plan on voting democratic will probably give McAuliffe the win. Republicans being responsible for electing a democrat. Republicans negating the advantage their candidate has among independents. Strange, but true. At least with a month to go.