Republican Glenn Youngkin now holds a clear lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race with five days to go before Election Day, according to a just-released poll.
The Fox News survey showed Youngkin leading McAuliffe by eight percentage points (53-45) among likely voters, with just 2 percent supporting other candidates or undecided.
That represents a dramatic turnaround from just two weeks ago, when the same poll showed McAuliffe with 51 percent support among likely voters, 46 percent supporting Youngkin and 3 percent undecided or supporting other candidates.
Youngkin also leads McAuliffe by a single percentage point (48-47) among all registered voters — a 12-point turnaround from two weeks earlier, when McAuliffe held a 52-41 advantage among registered voters.
The poll also shows more bad news for President Biden, as fewer than half of Virginia’s registered voters (45 percent) now approve of the job he’s doing as president, down six percentage points from just two weeks ago.
On the other hand, 53 percent of registered voters and 56 percent of likely voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance — up from 48 and 49, respectively, in the mid-October survey.