The most recent poll of the gubernatorial race between Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R) in Virginia has the men tied for support in the state that has been trending more Democratic recently. The race is widely seen as referendum on Joe Biden and the Democratic agenda. A win for Youngkin would send a clear signal to Washington and the White House that the American people are not happy.
Parents Enraged as McAuliffe Dismisses Them
Virginia parents are not happy with McAuliffe, after the former governor dismissed them saying, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Fox News reports that the anger over McAuliffe’s remarks has seeped into voters’ feeling about McAuliffe:
When asked by Fox pollsters, “Do you believe parents should – or should not – be telling schools what to teach?” 57% of Virginia parents and 50% of likely voters told Fox News that parents should tell schools what to teach. Only 34% of parents, and 40% of likely voters, said parents “should not” tell schools what to teach.
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,” the former governor said during a September debate against his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
Youngkin has seized on the comments, launching a “Parents Matter” initiative rallying parents across the state.
“McAuliffe wants to suppress and silence parents so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think,” Youngkin campaign spokesman Christian Martinez told Fox News. “Virginia parents are supporting Glenn Youngkin because he listens to them, respects them, and will restore excellence to our schools, raise teacher pay, and invest in the largest education budget in Virginia history.”
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