Glenn Youngkin had more support in Virginia than former president Donald Trump among both men and women by significant margins: The Republican gubernatorial nominee’s support was double digits ahead of Trump’s 2020 support among men, and he lost female voters by only a single-digit margin, compared with Trump’s 23-point deficit among women.
Youngkin outpaced Trump among all age groups younger than 65 — and even among seniors, Youngkin matched Trump’s support in Virginia in 2020. Among Virginia voters under age 30, a third supported Trump in 2020, while almost half supported Youngkin in 2021. And roughly 6 in 10 voters with some college or less supported Youngkin this year, compared with under half who supported Trump. Youngkin especially shone among White women without college degrees compared with Trump: While 56 percent supported Trump, preliminary exit polls show three-quarters supported Youngkin.