President Joe Biden will travel to Arlington, Virginia Tuesday night to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who's seen his lead over Republican Glenn Youngkin slip away with one week to go until the election.
A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll released Tuesday has the candidates essentially tied - with McAuliffe receiving 45.6 per cent and Youngkin at 45.2 per cent. Five per cent of Virginians polls remained undecided.
That's a big change, as McAuliffe had been comfortably ahead of Youngkin for most of the race - sometimes by as much as nine points, surveys showed.
President Joe Biden will return to the campaign trail Tuesday night to stump for Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is now tied with Republican Glenn Youngkin in the commonwealth's gubernatorial race
As the polls have tightened, big name Democrats have flocked to Virginia. Former President Barack Obama (left) appeared with McAuliffe (right) on Saturday in Richmond
Singer Dave Matthews (middle left) joined McAuliffe (right) on the campaign trail in Charlottesville on Sunday, along with Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison (left) and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams (middle right)
McAuliffe was a known quantity in Virginia, having already served as governor.
Virginia doesn't allow governors to run for consecutive terms, to McAuliffe had to sit out four years before running for his old job again.
Now that the race has tightened, Democrats have been forced to send their biggest political stars to the state to get McAuliffe across the line.
On Saturday, former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail, urging Democrats, 'Don't sit this one out.'