Fox Poll: Youngkin Takes the Lead in Virginia

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/fox-poll-youngkin-takes-the-lead-in-virginia/

An 8-point lead, according to the report. What is going on here?

My guess is that many Virginians are planning to vote against Stumble Joe Biden and against Democrats this cycle. Because Terry McAuliffe has campaigned as an empty suit, he will become the scapegoat for the generalized distaste his superiors in the party have earned.

36 thoughts on “Fox Poll: Youngkin Takes the Lead in Virginia

    1. I think you can add the Momma Bear Effect and the Bad Leadership Effect together. I’m almost inclined to predict a Youngkin win, just because he isn’t McAliffe.

      I’m restrained, however, because no one can predict the future with confidence, especially when corrupt electoral processes (e.g., mail-in voting) are in play.

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      1. …”when corrupt electoral processes (e.g., mail-in voting) are in play.”

        Really, Mr. Roberts? Corrupt process? How so? Where is your proof of such corruption? Is it because your (and Youngkin’s) orange haired daddy said so? Virginia elections have been audited every year and there has been no hint of corruption.

        I love how Youngkin has called for something THAT ALREADY HAPPENS to be done (election audits). He knows his audience. And they are badly misinformed.

        The “Big Lies” comes to Virginia and you just have to eat it up.

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          1. “Mail-in voting is corrupt per se.”

            You are entitled to any opinion that tickles your fancy. It does not matter how inane it is. But the fact that you have NOTHING to support that opinion is very telling.

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          2. RE: “But the fact that you have NOTHING to support that opinion is very telling.”

            Since you asked, here’s my reasoning. Having everyone vote on the same day using the same procedures is good security that preserves the integrity of the result. It follows that allowing alternative procedures compromises the integrity, necessarily corrupting the vote. It doesn’t matter whether the outcome is the same or different, which is the illogical test I assume you and Mr. Green wish to apply.

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          3. Your illogical attempt as logic is noted. The vote-by mail systems used throughout this country have been proven to be safe, fair and FREE FROM CORRUPTION. There is no compromising of the integrity. That is just a dream used by those who don’t want citizens to exercise their right vote.

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          4. RE: “The vote-by mail systems used throughout this country have been proven to be safe, fair and FREE FROM CORRUPTION.”

            No, they haven’t. In fact, they couldn’t, since there is no way to know what a vote result would have been without them.

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          5. Illogical logic strikes again.

            Your opinion is based on a fallacy that does not exist, except in the minds brainwashed by the “Big Lie”.

            All of the vote-by-mail elections have been audited for accuracy and legality. You believe that no election is fair unless inly the people YOU want to vote can do so in a manner that disenfranchises the elderly, the physically ill, and, most importantly, the military.

            But you continue to show that disenfranchisement of voters is OK by you. Proof that you hate democracy – IMO

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          6. Reasoning?

            Faulty logic from faulty premises.

            That in person voting on a single day provides good security does not mean that other voting methods – such as voting by mail – is insecure or as you style it – “corrupt.”

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      2. “… corrupt electoral processes (e.g., mail-in voting) are in play.”

        Just like the last president who disparaged voting in 2016 unless he won. So are you suggesting that the Republicans rigged 2016 in the few battleground states that Manafort admits turning over Trump campaign strategies and polling data to Russian intelligence.

        Perhaps Russian satellites shifting votes?

        Mail in voting has been going on for decades. Utah is one of the biggest users. Are they corrupt?

        You and the other conservatives have voiced disdain for universal voting in favor of plutocracy. Just admit that and we can chat from a position of reality. Just remember that an autocracy can also come from the left.

        I know few Americans that are willing to pass on democratic selection of representatives unless they are autocrats.

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    2. A gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. – Michael Kinglsey

      It was definitely a gaffe when Terry McAuliffe told the truth about the role of parents in setting the curriculum of public schools. The schools cannot and should not cater to every cockamamie idea that parents might have about what they should and should not teach.

      It is typical of the vacuousness of Trump Republicanism that this small gaffe is at the center of their campaign.

      The real issue in this election was the deliberate decision by Mr. Youngkin to join in the Big Lie in order to win the Republican nomination. Our system cannot long endure when the leaders denigrate its core values.

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      1. RE: “The schools cannot and should not cater to every cockamamie idea that parents might have about what they should and should not teach.”

        The negation of parents’ rights is a cockamamie idea.

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        1. Parents have the right to home school their children, send them to a Christian academy, or send them to a private school. They can also campaign for and vote for School Boards of their liking. They do NOT have a right to individually dictate the curriculum in public schools. And that is the truth that was at the heart of this gaffe.

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          1. RE: “They do NOT have a right to individually dictate the curriculum in public schools.”

            I say parents have an unalienable right to control school operations using institutional or democratic means.

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          2. “I say parents have an unalienable right to control school operations using institutional or democratic means.”

            Sure they do so long as they do not violate the Constitution in doing so. That is what I referred to with the reference to the choice of School Boards.

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          3. RE: “That is what I referred to with the reference to the choice of School Boards.”

            So you admit to erecting a straw man. You claim that parents have NO right to “individually dictate” curricula but support the observation by claiming they have a right to “collectively dictate” curricula. Your first principle doesn’t even exist.

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          4. There is no insult in calling your statements illogical.

            McAuliffe said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” You say there is a kernel of truth in that statement, but you haven’t explained what it might be or why it is more important than the common sense truth that parents should, indeed, be telling schools what they should teach.

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          5. Typically, you people are ignoring context and running on distortions. Terry’s comments were about INDIVIDUAL parents’ right to block materials and NOT about the right of the community to choose their School Boards. What he actually said was . . .

            “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,” McAuliffe said during the debate. “…I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

            It is this last part of his remark that is being trumpeted to the high heavens and the context ignored.

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          6. RE: “It is this last part of his remark that is being trumpeted to the high heavens and the context ignored.”

            The first part of McAuliffe’s remark is bad enough. I would applaud the parent who individually goes into a school to remove books containing pornography, gender-bending ideology or racial hate mongering.

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          7. “I would applaud the parent who individually goes into a school to remove books . . .”

            Would you? So, for example, “To Kill a Mockingbird” should be yanked because some parent thinks it is racially divisive? You would applaud? How about “Huckleberry Finn?” Same issue for some parents. Or no age appropriate sex education because some parent goes in and removes the books for being “pornographic?”

            “Gender bending ideology?” What is that? What books are you thinking of?

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          8. Straw men?

            Uh, no. They are both books that “conservatives” have banned from some schools.

            Further, they are only examples. The point is that ANY book can be considered objectionable by SOMEBODY and that is why the idea of individuals removing books is a BAD idea.

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      2. Having people like you and McAuliffe deciding what is taught is not only cockamamie, it is sheer lunacy. Remember, those that approve school district planned curriculum are elected school boards influenced by politicians and politically appointed DOE secretaries. Parents do indeed have rights and dominion over what their children are exposed to especially in social study courses that stray from their core beliefs. Liberal parents seem to have a huge problem with creationism being taught in school and had it removed from course content. Wouldn’t you agree with that decision or let it go?

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        1. Creationism is a religious doctrine. It has no place in a public school for clear Constitutional reasons and certainly even less place in a science class. IMHO. And, I do not think you need to be a liberal parent to object to unscientific rubbish being taught to children disguised as legitimate science.

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          1. The same applies to your disgusting smut that you wish to foist on children. It isnt scientific, its smut. Same goes for racist opinion subject matter like CRT. No science there either, only extremist opinion with an agenda.

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          2. …only extremist opinion with an agenda.”

            No more extremist than NOT teaching the full history of the Civil War, the Jim Crow era, and other racist history that has been hidden from educational systems for decades.

            What are you so afraid of? Oh, wait! As with most topics ,you fear TRUTH.

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        2. “Having people like you and McAuliffe deciding what is taught is not only cockamamie, it is sheer lunacy.”

          The same could be said about people like you and Trumpkin… I mean Youngkin

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      3. That is not a small gaffe, that was him letting his arrogant, elitist, authoritarian heart show through.

        In his world, the elite supersede deplorable parents in making choices for their children, and schools are for indoctrination more than education.

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        1. “This is not a small gaffe . . .”

          Endless bullshit. The discussion was focused on the question whether an outraged parent can act to remove books that they find personally offensive. The rest of your slime and slander you pulled from your own dark heart of hatred. And political desperation. When was the last time you people proposed something that a majority support? Your ideas are failures, so you turn to character assassination. It is really all you have.

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  1. Well, it might have something to do with the McAuliffe/democrat campaign lies being exposed or the fact McAuliffe thinks he is running against Trump not Youngkin. Hedging your bets on abortion lies and Trump, Trump, Trump is a losing proposition. Got that Paul???

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  2. McAuliffe has run a horrible campaign from Day One. He’s so hellbent on defeating Trump, he should have run in 2020. Biden isn’t helping.

    Of course, northern Virginia may come through for him in the middle of the night. If not, 2022 will be very interesting.

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  3. “An 8-point lead, according to the report. What is going on here?”

    The Fox News poll, which tends to skew right (as does Rasmussen, as noted by Real Clear Politics), appears to be a bit of an outlier. The majority of the polls on RCP and 538 show a dead heat. Last time there was a dead heat in the polls, I think it ended up an 8 point win for the Democrat.

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