Youngkin On The Rise

  • Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) placed third in a Virginia presidential primary poll released on Thursday, while pollsters found the majority of voters favor former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. Trump was also statistically tied with President Joe Biden, despite Biden carrying the commonwealth by 10 percentage points in 2020.
  • The Roanoke College poll, conducted between November 12 and November 20, found Trump to be the first choice of 51 percent of Virginia Republicans for the Republican candidate for president. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) placed in a distant, second place, with 14 percent of support.
  • Despite repeatedly insisting he does not intend to run for president in 2024, Youngkin was the first choice of 10 percent of Virginia Republicans, as was former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Haley, who is an active candidate. All other candidates received single-digit levels of support.