Poll Shows Raphael Warnock Leading Trump-Backed Herschel Walker by 10 in Georgia Senate Race

Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock holds a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Herschel Walker, NBC News reports.

Warnock, who won a special election in 2020, leads the Republican nominee 54-44 among registered voters, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

The poll had a margin of error of 2.5%.

The poll suggests that Walker, who is backed by former President Donald Trump, has taken a hit since he jumped into the race. Quinnipiac in January found Walker and Warnock in a dead heat.

The latest poll came after a series of controversies, including Walker’s secret children, his business past, and his false statements.

Governor race in dead heat:

The gubernatorial race appears largely unchanged since the beginning of the year.

The new poll found Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams tied at 48% each.

In January, the poll showed Kemp narrowly leading by two points.

The 2022 matchup is a rematch of the 2018 gubernatorial race. Kemp edged out Abrams by just 54,000 votes amid controversy. Abrams refused to concede defeat after Kemp remained as secretary of state to oversee his own election and made electoral changes that may have influenced the result.

Biden sinks:

Despite overall positive numbers for Democrats, the poll does show that President Joe Biden remains wildly unpopular in the state, which could hurt turnout in November.

The poll found that Biden’s approval rating in Georgia stands at just 33%.

By comparison, Kemp holds a 48% approval rating.

Warnock is even more popular, with a 49% approval rating.


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