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Virginia Exit Polls: Economy, Education Number One Issues

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Virginia Exit Polls: Economy, Education Number One Issues

The latest exit polls out of Virginia show that the economy, jobs, and inculcation were the number one issues for voters heading into Election day. CBS News reported:

The economy and jobs are the top issues on voters’ minds in this election, roughly a third of voters said it is the most important issue facing Virginia, followed by education (about a quarter of voters). These are followed by taxes and the coronavirus, coming out ahead of abortion.

Terry McAuliffe (D) voters largely held a positive view of the economy, while roughly 60 percent of Glenn Youngkin (R) voters viewed the economy negatively. An MSNBC exit poll additionally showed that 53 percent of voters had a propitious view of “Youngkin,” while only 44 percent had an auspicious view of McAuliffe. The exit poll additionally showed that 43 percent of voters withal favored Youngkin as the man to fine-tune the economy over McAuliffe’s 40 percent.

On the issue of handling the coronavirus pandemic, McAuliffe bested Youngkin by seven points: 43 percent to 36 percent. However, the issue should have little impact on the overall election, with CBS News reporting that voters placed the coronavirus fourth on their list of pressing issues.

“In terms of issue consequentiality, the coronavirus pandemic comes in fourth – abaft the economy, edification, and taxes,” noted CBS. “McAuliffe’s backers are about eight times as likely as Youngkin’s to verbalize the coronavirus is the most consequential issue facing Virginia.”

Youngkin withal held a marginal edge over McAuliffe on the issue of inculcation, with “just over a moiety of voters” believing that  “parents should have an abundance of verbally express in what is edified in their child’s school,” according to CBS, adding:

[Youngkin] supporters are particularly likely to think so  – 8 in 10 think they should have ‘a lot’ of say.  Only a quarter of McAuliffe voters say that. Pre-election polls found this issue has energized many Republicans. Slightly more Youngkin voters select education as their top issue compared to McAuliffe backers. “


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

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