Bill O’Reilly Predicts Republican Sweep Of Virginia

(PresidentialInsider.com)- In an appearance on Eric Bolling’s Newsmax show The Balance on Monday, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said that Republican Glenn Youngkin would defeat Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next week’s Virginia gubernatorial election.

O’Reilly believes that the rape scandal and coverup involving the Loudoun County School district will be the issue that pushes Youngkin over the top. And if McAuliffe loses, O’Reilly said, it will be a huge negative for the Democrats.

Watch the segment HERE.

Several recent polls have shown that the race between McAuliffe and Youngkin is tied. This is especially striking considering that Joe Biden won Virginia by nearly ten points just one year ago.

For months, Youngkin trailed McAuliffe in the polls. But after Youngkin made schools and parents’ rights a central issue in his campaign, McAuliffe’s lead over him evaporated.

Four years ago, Democrat Governor Ralph Northam defeated his Republican challenger thanks in large part to suburban voters. And now those suburban voters are migrating into Youngkin’s camp.

According to Richmond.com, the Youngkin campaign’s decision to highlight the scandal in Loudoun County, as well as promote parental involvement in schools is why reliably Democrat suburban voters are abandoning McAuliffe for the Republican.

According to Patrick Murray director of Monmouth University Polling, “something has happened in the last few weeks among suburban women.” Monmouth’s poll last week showed the race tied between McAuliffe and Youngkin at 46 percent. Murray believes that Youngkin’s strategy is definitely working and McAuliffe was “unwise” to blow off the issues surrounding education.

A Cygnal poll released over the weekend showed the race was tied at 48 percent. In the poll, McAuliffe is losing support primarily among voters with school-age children. Currently, parents of K-12 children support Youngkin over McAuliffe 56 percent to 39 percent.

Independents are also “stampeding” to support Glenn Youngkin, according to Cygnal CEO Brent Buchanan. But their support isn’t just for the gubernatorial candidate. Independents are also supporting Republicans in the Virginia legislature races as well.

Monday’s Emerson poll also shows the race tied at 49 percent.