Two new polls show GOP's Glenn Youngkin pulling ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe

This is the first time since the race began that has Youngkin outside the margin of error.

Updated: October 28, 2021 - 7:27pm

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For the first time in the Virginia gubernatorial race, two new polls show Republican Glenn Youngkin with a lead outside of the margin of error.

According to a poll from Fox News, Youngkin is ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe by 53 to 45 percent among likely voters.

An internal poll obtained by Just the News from Youngkin's campaign has the race a little closer, giving Youngkin a four percentage point lead over McAulliffe with 47% supporting Youngkin and 43% supporting McAuliffe. 

The poll also shows 5% of likely voters are still undecided, which could throw the race in either direction.

Because of these polls, Real Clear Politics's average has Youngkin pulling ahead of McAuliffe by almost a percentage point.

The Virginia gubernatorial election is on Nov. 2.