The POLITICO Playbook acknowledged this week that Democrats have formally “hit the panic button” in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. 

“This is the week Democrats officially hit the panic button in Virginia,” Politico posted on Thursday. “Biden won the state by 10 points in 2020, but Terry McAuliffe, the former popular governor looking to return to Richmond, leads Republican Glenn Youngkin by just 2.5 points (48.1% to 45.5%).”

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McAuliffe, a Democrat who was beforehand governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, led in the polls by as many as 9 factors in early September according to Real Clear Politics however the hole has considerably tightened just lately with polls displaying him main by simply 1-3 factors, inside the margin of error.

McAuliffe and Youngkin have gone backwards and forwards on a number of key points together with Critical Race Theory, which is a scorching button challenge in colleges throughout Virginia. Youngkin has promised to take away the educating, which promotes the thought the United States is basically racist, from colleges whereas McAuliffe has dismissed issues about the curriculum as a “racist dog whistle.”

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Despite his personal sinking ballot numbers, President Biden is set to marketing campaign for McAuliffe in the coming weeks. Former President Obama can also be anticipated to marketing campaign for the former governor. 

that Biden is unpopular in the state of Virginia and said his campaign needs to be focused on get out the vote efforts.