CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was joined by state Senator Jennifer McClellan for a campaign stop in Charlottesville on Thursday. 

The University of Virginia Center for Politics speculates that McAuliffe might not be getting the independent voters he needs, since he has already served one term as governor.

The center say independents may be thinking the grass could be greener on the other side, or that McAuliffe already had his chance.

 "I think you know what will happen if [Glenn Youngkin] becomes governor. He will ban abortions plain and simple," said McAuliffe to voters who have not yet cast their ballot. "I can tell you the people of Charlottesville and the people of Virginia, they don't want that."

He also talked about his final campaign ad, which aligns Trump with what happened in Charlottesville in 2017.

McAuliffe has previously called his Republican opponent a "Trump wanna-be."