Safe space polling is so 2016. Here are some real numbers:
Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam are deadlocked in the race for Virginia Governor (46-46%). The candidates receive comparable levels of support from their parties, and the race is essentially a tie among Independents. Gillespie has a 9 point advantage among men; Northam has an 8 point lead among women. As the chart below demonstrates, all demographics point toward a tight race to November.
Of course, Democratic-leaning polling firms (and MSM press outlets) are absolutely desperate to cage this as a Northam +102 contest.
…just like they did in 2016 with Hillary. It’s old, and it’s not going to work anymore.