A key battleground state for November’s midterms continues to swing away from Democrats in two new polls. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp holds a six-point lead over challenger Stacey Abrams, and GOP senate candidate Herschel Walker leads incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock by two points.
The latest Trafalgar Group poll revealed that 50.6% of Georgia’s general election voters choose incumbent Brian Kemp. That extends the lead he has held for many weeks over Democrat Stacey Abrams, who polled at only 44.2% in her second attempt to defeat the Republican.
The poll showed that 3.5% of voters are undecided.
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Abrams, who has been a darling of the leftist media and entertainment elites, has a significant spending advantage over Kemp. That has not, however, translated into increased voter support. In July, Abrams had spent roughly $30 million for campaign ads compared to Kemp’s $17 million.
Her fundraising total was reportedly nearly $50 million.
And as the GOP needs a net gain of only one seat to take control of the Senate, more good news comes out of the Walker-Warnock contest.
An Emerson College poll released this week found Herschel Walker out ahead of the incumbent by a 46% to 44% margin. Voters were asked who they would choose if the election were held today.
Other numbers pointed towards the former football star as well, with Walker getting a 50% favorability rating over Warnock’s 47%.
The geographical divide in each candidate’s base of support could hardly be more stark. Among rural voters, Walker holds a commanding 34-point lead, and he also leads by nine points in the state’s suburbs.
In urban areas, however, Warnock holds a strong 41-point lead among likely voters.
Major issues for Georgia voters include the economy, which encompassed jobs, inflation, and taxes and was chosen as number one by 36% of respondents. It was followed by abortion (20%) and crime (15%).
With Kemp and Walker out ahead, Abrams and Warnock have ground to make up as the clock ticks down towards the pivotal November election. Look for out-of-state money and heavyweights to descend on the Peach State and try to sway both races towards the left wing.