Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the controversial 2020 presidential election still fresh in our minds and the country more bitterly divided than ever, the contest between former Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican political newcomer Glenn Youngkin has all the markings of an enormously consequential election.
And over the past month, the race has tightened significantly, to the point that many polls are finding the race deadlocked. According to Real Clear Politics, the most recent average of polls has Youngkin at 48.2% and McAuliffe at 47.3%. You can’t get much closer than that.
We’ve learned a lot over the past few months about the mood of the country as we’ve simultaneously observed the general election campaign unfold in Virginia while President Joe Biden rolled out his radical socialist agenda. On the eve of Election Day in Virginia, here are some major takeaways.
The failed Biden agenda is a drag on Democrats. In the 2020 election, Biden won Virginia by a 10-point margin over President Trump, yet the 2021 governor’s race is a jump ball. This is because since taking office, Biden has created a border crisis, crime crisis, inflation crisis, Afghanistan crisis, vaccine mandate crisis, and supply line crisis. Biden has taken the misery index made infamous during the Jimmy Carter years of the late 1970s and injected it with steroids. In Joe Biden’s America, people are being told to lower expectations for the future as an uneasy feeling of malaise has once again reared its ugly head in our country.