Youngkin leads Biden in Virginia should they face off: poll
The survey showed Biden claiming a 3% lead over former President Donald Trump, who currently leads the GOP primary race.
Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin stands well ahead of President Joe Biden in the Old Dominion should the pair face off for the White House.
Youngkin won an upset victory in 2021, over former Gov. Terry McAuliffe. His success in the Democratic-leaning state has fueled speculation that he may mount a presidential bid in 2024, especially given that the state does not permit governors to serve consecutive terms.
Though he has not announced such a campaign, polling data appears to show Youngkin with a shot of carrying his home state in a matchup with Biden, The Hill reported. A recent Virginia Commonwealth University survey revealed that Youngkin had the support of 44% of Virginians compared to 37% who would back Biden in that matchup.
Virginia has not voted for a Republican in a presidential contest since George W. Bush in 2004.
Youngkin has previously stated that he would spend his energy on the legislative midterms slated for later this year.
"I’m going to be working in Virginia this year," he said in May. "And so our House and Senate are up for full reelection this year. We have a House that’s controlled by Republicans and a Senate that’s controlled by Democrats."
The survey showed Biden claiming a 3% lead over former President Donald Trump, who currently leads the GOP primary race. The president tied in the state with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the GOP's current runner up.
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