Herschel Walker leads in Georgia


Republican Herschel Walker has a one-point advantage over incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in the battleground race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, according to a poll released Monday.

The survey, conducted by the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionGeorgia’s largest newspaper, found Walker at 46%, Warnock at 45%, and Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver at 5%.

Another five percent of respondents said they were undecided.

The poll was conducted Oct. 16-27 and signals that the state marquee race could head to a runoff if no candidate crosses the 50% threshold required by Georgia law. A second round would take place on December 6.

The poll was taken during a tumultuous October in which both candidates were hit with a host of media attacks.

Walker was accused by two different anonymous women of urging them to have abortions, first on October 3 in a Daily Beast report and again on October 26 via prominent feminist lawyer Gloria Allred. Meanwhile, a report that surfaced in the Washington Free Beacon on Oct. 11 revealed that the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Warnock long served as senior pastor, initiated eviction processes for several tenants between 2020 and 2022 while Warnock argued for a moratorium on evictions. in Congress and while receiving a comfortable housing allowance from the church.

Senator Raphael Warnock speaks to supporters during his campaign tour, Oct. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Georgia. (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

Despite the negative headlines, the latest AJC poll, released in September, also found Walker at 46%, while Warnock was at 44%. The previous outlet’s poll, released in July, had Walker down to 43% and Warnock, still in the mid-40s, down to 46%.

The earnings trajectory reveals that Walker regained and maintained momentum late in the summer, while Warnock, who is one of the nation’s top-funded Democrats, held steady.

Early poll results bode well not just for Walker, but for Republicans across the board.

In the controversial Governors rematch between Governor Brian Kemp (right) and Democrat Stacey Abrams, Kemp continues to hold a decisive lead over Abrams. The governor beats Abrams by seven points, 51% to 44%, indicating Kemp could win re-election on election night and avoid a runoff.

When asked which party respondents wanted to see take control of Congress, 51% said Republicans, while 46% said Democrats.

The ballot comes as early voting is well advanced in Georgia. The secretary of state’s office reported Monday that a midterm record 1.7 million voters have already cast their ballots, signaling voter enthusiasm is high ahead of Nov. 8.

The poll was conducted among 1,022 likely general election voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Write to Ashley Oliver at aoliver@breitbart.com. Follow her on Twitter at @asholiver.




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