A recent poll in Virginia - from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University - confirms what we already know about next week’s governor’s race: Neck and Neck.
In the election, 49 percent of likely voters supported Democrat Terry McAuliffe, compared with 48 percent of Republican Glenn Youngkin, within the polls.
And in a strong race, both McAuliffe and Youngkin have one big advantage that could put them at the top of a contest that could be decided by thousands of voters.
For McAuliffe, that limit has been too long for pre-national voting, which began on September 17.
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In a region where Biden voters outnumbered Trump voters by 450,000 Virgins, about two months of knowing which voters have already voted - and which have not - is a huge help to Democrats and the McAuliffe campaign.
They can go from house to house, especially in Democratic Alliance areas, and focus on those who have not yet voted. It's all in a province that has had the Democratic Alliance since 2005.
See also McAuliffe's latest TV commercial, which focuses on Trump, Charlottesville and Jan. 6.
For Youngkin, his biggest potential is left-handed Princess Blanding, who sits at 1% of the Wason Center poll.
About 30,000 or more votes can be cast in deciding who wins and loses in this close race. (Blanding, who is campaigning for racial justice as a Liberation Party nominee, is unlikely to remove votes from Youngkin and the GOP.)
And remember, back in 2013, Terry McAuliffe won the Virginia administrative contest by almost 50,000 votes - when Conservative-based Libertarian-elect Robert Sarvis received 146,000 votes.
When it is close, everything is important.
Biden took part in McAuliffe, while Youngkin beat Danville
Meanwhile, President Biden campaigned for McAuliffe last night in Arlington, Va., Where he tried to link Youngkin to Trump.
"Terry's opponent not only accepts someone with such a character, he raises Donald Trump's negative views and bad record," Biden said. "Today's Republican National Party is in vain."
More Biden: "He's willing to promise his loyalty to Trump in private, why not in public?" Asks Biden. "What are they trying to hide? Is there a problem with Trump here?" (I'm just asking: Who assisted last night's event - did Biden help McAuliffe on Tuesday night in Arlington, or did McAuliffe help Biden host the event after former President Barack Obama, Deputy President Kamala Harris and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams?)
As for Youngkin, he held a meeting last night in Danville, Va., Where he relied on Critical Race Theory, by NBC's Gary Grumbach.
"We will teach fast maths in our schools, we will reward them with degrees, we will teach all history - good and bad - all," he said.
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Data Downloads: Numbers you need to know today
58 percent: A drop in new Covid-19 cases from Delta's separate surgery last month, according to a Washington Post analysis.
45,671,667: Number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the latest data from NBC News and health officials. (That is 82,816 others since yesterday morning.)
743,224: The number of deaths in the United States from the virus to date, according to the latest data from NBC News. (That's 1,779 others since yesterday morning.)
415,012,026: Total amount of vaccine administered in the U.S., according to each CDC. (That's another 709,834 from yesterday morning.)
13,753,793: Number of booster vaccines administered in the U.S., according to each CDC. (That is another 491,075 from yesterday morning.)
57.5 percent: The proportion of all Americans fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
69 percent: The proportion of all Americans 18 years and older who are fully vaccinated, according to each CDC.
Talking policy with Benjy: How the new billionaire tax will work
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Is releasing his highly anticipated "Billion Income Tax" today amid speculation among Democrats that Senate officials will support the proposal.
It should not be reviewed by ANC school custodians, but donors estimate that it will raise "a few billion dollars" to about 700 taxpayers - a testament to the value of the wealth accumulated in the economy.
Although it is sometimes linked to Elizabeth Warren's "wealth tax", the two proposals are very different. The Wyden program only focuses on the benefits derived from wealth. Warren's plan would have taxed basic property taxes, regardless of whether the goods were acquired.
Here's how it would work: From 2022, people with $ 1 billion in assets or $ 100 million in three years' time will have to pay regular income tax on their stock profits, even if they have not sold. shares. For Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, whose assets are tied to their company's stock, this could mean taxing hundreds of billions of dollars at one time. They will have five years to pay the first installment.
After the initial tax payment, the new "market marketing" system will require entrepreneurs to pay tax on their stock interest each year, with the ability to draw any losses forward and backward.