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GOP candidates are leading Georgia’s gubernatorial and Senate midterm races after a new poll found most voters in the state expect Republicans to take control of Congress in November.
A new Atlanta Journal Constitution poll found that if the election were today, 51% of registered Georgian voters would like to see Republicans in control of Congress, giving them a strong eight-point lead over the 43% who would expect. Democrats retain their majority. this autumn.
With less than 50 days to go before the midterms, Democrats appear to be facing a tough election in Georgia, after President Joe Biden received a 37% approval rating for his job among Peach State voters, with a overall disapproval rate of 58%.
In the state Senate race, the poll found Trump-backed Republican candidate Herschel Walker holds only a slim 1.6 percentage point lead over Democratic opponent Sen. Raphael Warnock, 45.8% to 44. ,two%. Other polls and polling averages show Warnock a few points ahead of Walker, but a spokesman for the Democratic nominee told Fox News the campaign isn’t taking anything for granted.
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“There will be polling in all directions over the course of this campaign,” Quentin Fulks, Warnock’s campaign manager, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday in response to the new poll.
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“Here’s what we know: This race is going to be close, so we can’t take anything for granted and we’re working hard every day to re-elect Reverend Warnock, so he can keep fighting in the Senate to protect and save jobs, cut costs . for working families and stand up for Georgia service members and veterans,” Fulks said.
Before facing each other on the November ballot, the two candidates have agreed to a debate sponsored by Nexstar Media Group to take place in Savannah, Georgia, on October 14.
According to the poll, a whopping 90% of Republicans and 69% of independents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, compared to just 45% of Democrats who feel it is headed in the wrong direction.
Incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, R-Georgia, has a big lead in the state’s gubernatorial race, with 50% of registered voters choosing him as their midterm pick and only 42% vying for a Stacey win. Abrams.
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the Atlanta Journal Constitution Survey was conducted by the University of Georgia School of Politics and International Affairs from September 5 to 16, 2022 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.