CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Center for Politics came out with its newest rating for Virginia's gubernatorial race it "leans Republican."

Officials at the center say this race is one of the most complicated they've seen. 

They say Democrat Terry McAuliffe has the advantage of running in a state that is clearly trending Democratic.

But Republican Glenn Youngkin has many advantages of his own, which may be enough to win the race.

"I would say it's one of the lightest leans we've ever had,” said Larry Sabato, the director of the UVA Center for Politics.

He now has Youngkin favored in the race for governor but says it could be anyone's game.

"I can't recall a race for governor anywhere with six tied polls right at the end,” said Sabato.

Sabato says it might be so close, and a recount is certainly possible.

Over the summer, McAuliffe was leading by eight percent, but now the race has gotten very tight, thanks to what is taking place in Washington, D.C.

"So a lot of this is Washington drowning Terry McAuliffe. Biden's approval ratings are very low. The Democrats on Capitol Hill could not have possibly done a worse job,” said Sabato.

Although Virginia has leaned blue for the last decade, J. Miles Coleman says it could become a swing state.

"There's no such thing as a permanently red or blue state. People will vote for whichever party works for them at that time,” he added.

Coleman says Republicans have one of the big things necessary to win: enthusiasm.

"Something that a lot of those polls had in common from different outlets, is that Republicans just seem more enthusiastic about voting,” Coleman said.

But he says it's so close, the only way to know is to count the votes.

"The bulk of the electorate has yet to vote. It's going to really come down to who turns out tomorrow to vote,” Coleman added.

Sabato says Virginia's gubernatorial race usually provides clues for the upcoming midterms but does not always predict the future.