We’ve beforehand reported on how Democrat Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe’s marketing campaign is imploding so badly that some Democrats within the state are predictably making an attempt to make some sneaky last-minute adjustments to the way in which absentee ballots are processed, apparently in hopes that they’ll assist drag McAuliffe over the end line within the occasion the voting goes all the way down to the wire.
Over the weekend, McAuliffe made issues even worse for himself throughout a CNN interview through which he once more insulted Virginia voters on the problem of parental enter of their youngsters’s schooling in addition to on the controversial matter of implementing Essential Race Concept in public college lecture rooms, suggesting mother and father have been racist and that their enter on the schooling system ought to be confined to electing college board members.
However he additionally did one thing else throughout his Sunday interview that raised eyebrows, together with these of some CNN anchors who made certain to name him out on it each in the course of the interview and in a later broadcast.
Watch under as CNN State of the Union co-anchor Dana Bash chides McAuliffe for mentioning the identify “Trump” quite a few occasions:
WATCH: @TerryMcAuliffe solely ever talks about one factor…Donald Trump. @DanaBashCNN took discover:
“I am glad I’ve two cups right here so I can hold consuming if you point out Donald Trump’s identify.” 💀💀💀
— Christian Martinez (@C_RMartinez) October 10, 2021
This morning on CNN’s “Inside Politics” program, anchor John King identified with receipts that in the course of the 13-minute interview McAuliffe did with Bash, he talked about Trump’s identify a complete of 18 occasions:
Terry McAuliffe simply set a brand new report for probably the most mentions of Trump in a single interview. Depend ’em!
We’d like a governor targeted on serving to Virginia households construct a brighter future — not a profession politician targeted on the previous. pic.twitter.com/XzU7nZFopk
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) October 11, 2021
Each King and Bash appeared aggravated at McAuliffe for doing so. In spite of everything, bashing Trump 24-7 is meant to be their jobs, not his!
However significantly, on the very finish of that clip you noticed one of many panelists word that McAuliffe’s technique “hasn’t actually labored to this point,” and he’s proper. It hasn’t.
As an alternative of Trump probably hampering Youngkin’s marketing campaign within the purple/blue state of Virginia as McAuliffe want to see occur, McAuliffe himself has emerged as his personal worst enemy within the closing weeks of this race, with Youngkin surging within the two polls taken since McAuliffe’s disastrous debate efficiency.
Final Wednesday, new polling numbers out from Emerson confirmed Youngkin had narrowed the hole with McAuliffe from 4 factors in a September Emerson ballot to at least one level of their most up-to-date ballot.
And simply immediately, new polling numbers from Christopher Newport College present Youngkin has narrowed the hole of their polling from 9 factors in an August ballot to 4 factors in immediately’s ballot, the latter of which is throughout the margin of error.
As I’ve stated earlier than, although all of that is excellent news, now just isn’t the time for Virginia Republicans to – as Glenn Reynolds/Instapundit would say – “get cocky.” Hold your foot on the fuel and don’t let up on the stress in opposition to McAuliffe. As a result of if Virginia goes any additional to the left there’s quickly going to come back a time when there shall be no turning again and all hope shall be misplaced.
To see all polling information so far for this race, click on right here and right here.
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