Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp leads Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams by double-digits in a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution/University of Georgia poll.
Kemp leads Abrams 51-41 in a survey of 1,030 likely voters conducted between September 25 and October 4.
Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel is polling at around 2% and another 6% are undecided.
But the poll is the latest of many showing Kemp with a comfortable lead over a Democrat he barely defeated four years earlier.
If the poll numbers hold up, Kemp could win re-election without a runoff. If Kemp earns less than 50% of the vote, he would face Abrams in a runoff with Hazel eliminated from contention.
Despite Kemp’s strong lead over Abrams, the same poll found Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock leading Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
Warnock leads Walker 46-43, within the poll’s margin of error, and Libertarian Chase Oliver is sitting at around 4%.
The race has a strong chance of heading to a runoff, like Warnock’s last race, if no candidate reaches 50% of the vote.
The poll highlights a significant number of crossover voters in the state that back both Kemp and Warnock.
About 9% of Kemp’s supporters back Warnock and another 5% of Kemp’s supporters prefer Oliver.
Another 4% of Kemp’s supporters are undecided in the Senate race.
By comparison, only 1% of Abrams voters support Walker.