On Election Night, November 2, Scott Rasmussen conducted a survey of 500 Virginia voters. Highlights from the survey are summarized below:
- 81% of Virginia voters believe photo IDs should be required for voting. That includes 94% of Youngkin voters and 66% of McAuliffe voters
- 57% of Virginia voters believe high school students should be required to use the bathroom of their biological gender while 33% disagree. 80% of Younkin voters believe students should be required to follow their biological gender. By a 54% to 34% margin, McAuliffe voters believe students should be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
- 49% of Virginia voters believe it is possible to support the policies of former President Trump without supporting Donald Trump himself; 39% disagree.
- 71% of Youngkin voters believe you can support Trump policies without supporting Trump. 61% of McAuliffe voters disagree.
- 34% of voters in the state have relatives or close friends who will get vaccinated against their will because they don’t want to lose their job. They voted for Youngkin by a 58% to 41% margin.
- 83% of Virginia voters agree that “America was founded on the ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance. Our nation has a tragic history of racial injustice, but we have made and continue to make progress.” That includes 84% of Youngkin voters and 82% or McAuliffe voters.
- Just 53% believe Virginia’s public schools are teaching students that America was founded on the ideals of freedom and equality. 29% believe students are being taught that America was founded upon the ideas of racism and white supremacy.
- 14% believe America was founded on noble ideals but students are being taught it was founded on racism. They voted for Youngkin by a 74% to 25% margin
- A majority (58%) of those who believe that America was founded on racism also believe that students are being taught it was founded on noble ideals. These voters supported McAuliffe by a 71% t0 28% margin.
- Top issues for Youngkin voters: Education, Immigration, Inflation and the economy.
- Top issues for McAuliffe voters: COVID, Education, Inflation and the economy.
- 77% were confident that the votes would be accurately counted and the correct winner declared. That included 63% of Youngkin voters and 92% of McAuliffe voters.
- 29% of Virginia voters believe the economy is getting better, 52% said worse.
- 79% have experienced sharp price increases.
- 69% have experienced backorders, delays, or shortages of items they would like to buy.
The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.