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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

Sep 09, 2021 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    28% Medium Conservative

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  • Policy Leaning

    62% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -35% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

59% : Youngkin says he will ban the teaching of critical race theory in public schools if elected and has vowed to protect qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that protects police officers from being sued unless the rights in question violate a "clearly established" law.
49% : Youngkin's views on gun control, for example, are so vague that the NRA declined to endorse his candidacy, even though the organization endorsed Winsome Sears, GOP's nominee for lieutenant governor, and Jason Miyares, the party's candidate for attorney general.
46% : "What is in Virginia is Terry McAuliffe's extreme agenda, which advocates for abortion, all the way up through and including birth."
43% : Youngkin's views on abortion are even thornier.
42% : Will the candidates' stances on abortion even matter at the ballot box?
38% : "I do think that one of the biggest issues in abortion today candidly, is that my opponent supports late term abortions, he supports using taxpayer money for late term abortions all the way up through the last week of pregnancy."
37% : " Only 4 percent of registered Virginia voters surveyed in a Monmouth University poll conducted August 24-29 said abortion is a top issue that gubernatorial candidates should talk about during the campaign.

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