* Speaking of independents, they have moved away from McAuliffe and to Youngkin over the last month. In a September Monmouth poll, McAuliffe led among independents by a 46%-37% 여유. In the new poll? Youngkin leads 48% ...에 39%.
* Almost half (49%) of Republicans said they were more enthusiastic to vote in this election than in past races. 다만 26% of Democrats said the same.
An erosion of independents. An unpopular President. An enthusiasm gap. A losing issue gaining prominence.
That is a LOT of bad news for McAuliffe and Democrats more broadly — suggesting that the race may well be slipping away from them at exactly the wrong time.
요점: Rightly or wrongly, what happens in Virginia in two weeks’ time will be analyzed as a sign of what’s to come for both parties in 2022. And right now it’s not looking good for Democrats.