Election Day 2021: Polls close in Virginia and New Jersey governors' races

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 weeks ago  •  4 comments

By:   Kathryn Watson, Caroline Linton, Melissa Quinn (CBSPolitics)

Election Day 2021: Polls close in Virginia and New Jersey governors' races
There are also mayoral races in New York City, Boston, Buffalo, Minneapolis and more.

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By Kathryn Watson, Caroline Linton, Melissa Quinn

Updated on: November 2, 2021 / 10:04 PM / CBS News

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe is hoping to win back the Virginia governor's mansion on Tuesday, but standing in the way of a second term is Republican Glenn Youngkin's surge in recent weeks. Polls closed at 7 p.m. ET in Virginia, and as of 8:30 p.m. ET with 50% of the vote in, CBS News can characterize the race as "lean" Republican.

According to exit polls, education and school curriculum — the two issues Youngkin has focused extensively on in the closing weeks of the campaign — were the top issues motivating Youngkin voters. Just over half of all voters said parents should have "a lot" of say in what is taught in their school, whereas 8 in 10 Youngkin voters said parents should have "a lot" of say.

Mr. Biden and former President Trump both loomed large over voters, too, though, with over half saying Mr. Biden is a factor in the race. More Virginia voters disapproved of Mr. Biden's performance as president, with 56% saying they disapprove and 43% saying they approve. Youngkin has tried to keep Mr. Trump at arm's length, and Virginia voters, including Youngkin voters, continue to view him negatively. One in 5 Youngkin voters have a negative opinion of the former president.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago
Virginia Governor's Race Leans Rep
    • Updated: 6M Ago

 

  • 83% In
Glenn Youngkin 1,426,017 52.6% Terry McAuliffe 1,263,758 46.6%

 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2  Sean Treacy    4 weeks ago

New Jersey isn’t a done deal for Democrats yet.

Now it’s getting really crazy.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 weeks ago
New Jersey isn’t a done deal for Democrats yet.

Wow. Pretty good night for the GOP, it is looking like. And Minneapolis didn't vote to remove its police force.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
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2.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 weeks ago

I had a feeling Virginia would be close but New Jersey being this close was a pretty big surprise.

 
 
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