PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – WAVY-TV hosted roundtable discussions with Virginia gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) on Thursday, October 7. 

WAVY News 10’s Anita Blanton and Andy Fox interviewed the candidates separately on a range of topics. Their unedited responses aired from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. The taped roundtable discussions were broadcast at on all Nexstar stations in the Commonwealth.

The discussions with the candidates are part of a partnership with Norfolk State University.

Ahead of Election Day on November 2, polling has shown the race is very close, but has generally shown McAuliffe slightly ahead. 

A Nexstar/Emerson College poll released Wednesday, October 6 shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with 49% of support among likely voters in the governor’s race and Republican Glenn Youngkin with 48%, a difference well within the survey’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.