It’s no secret that Fox News fumbled their 2020 election coverage.
Donald Trump even claimed Fox News has the worst pollsters in America.
And Donald Trump looked at this Fox News poll and could not believe what he saw.
Pundits and elected officials view the Virginia Gubernatorial Election as a bellwether for how the following year’s midterm election will turn out.
In 2009, Republican Bob McDonnell’s blowout win foreshadowed the Tea Party wave of 2010.
Democrats began the 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election with an advantage as Joe Biden carried the state by 10 points in 2020 and Democrats outnumbered Republicans.
But the pandemic school closures allowed parents to see the poisonous Critical Race Theory infecting their children’s classrooms.
Parents were appalled at the “woke” brainwashing sessions left-wing teachers subjected their children to.
One week ago, a Fox News poll showed Democrat Terry McAuliffe Leading Republican Glenn Youngkin by five points.
Youngkin’s message that parents matter in terms of their children’s education caught fire when the Loudoun County School Board admitted it covered up a biological male – who wore a skirt to school – raping a 14 year-old girl in the bathroom.
When the father showed up to demand answers at a school board meeting, police arrested him.
This incident galvanized support among swing voters that left-wing school boards’ ideology was out of control and parents needed to take back their rightful place in their children’s education.
In just one week, Youngkin surged into the lead with a Fox News poll now showing Youngkin up 53 to 45 over McAuliffe.
Fox News reports:
Youngkin promises to ban the teaching of critical race theory on his first day in office, while McAuliffe denies CRT is even taught in Virginia schools. In addition, McAuliffe is still explaining his comment in the final debate that parents shouldn’t “be telling schools what they should teach.”
The survey, released Thursday, finds movement in the views of parents. They backed McAuliffe by 10 points two weeks ago. Now, they go for Youngkin by 14. On the question of which candidate they trust to handle education, Youngkin’s previous 1-point edge among parents has widened to 12.
Among parents, Youngkin has dads to thank. Moms back him by just two points overall, and they trust both candidates equally on education. For dads, those numbers are +23 and +21 for Youngkin respectively…
…Among all likely voters, trust on education moved from McAuliffe by two points to Youngkin by eight.
After the poll dropped, Trump announced plans for a tele-townhall for Youngkin – who Trump already endorsed – on the eve of the election.
That move showed Trump and other Republicans confident of a Youngkin win.
And a Youngkin win could set the stage for another red wave in the midterms.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.