Democratic Virginia 2021 Postmortem Finds Equating Youngkin with Trump Didn’t Work
Eric Burk, The Star News Network
A post-election report from ALG Research and Third Way found that Democrats’ (Terry
McAuliffe) losses in Virginia in November were due to both national and Virginia-specific challenges. Key findings from a swing-voter-focused study group included lackluster national brand for Democrats, the importance of education, and the failure of the Youngkin-equals-Donald-Trump messaging, combined with Youngkin’s positive persona and proactive issues.