Raphael Warnock leads just ahead of Herschel Walker in Georgia

Democratic Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock is leading Republican challenger Herschel Walker by a narrow margin just days before the Peach State runoff, a new poll showed Friday.

The CNN poll shows that 52% of likely voters say they will support Warnock, while 48% favor Walker, the former University of Georgia soccer star.

Both candidates have overwhelming support from members of their respective parties; However, independents tumble 25 percentage points in favor of Warnock (61% to 36%).

Warnock finished last month’s general election 0.9% ahead of Walker, but the race was forced to a runoff after neither candidate received at least 50% of the vote.

The CNN poll also found Walker unable to shake the support of Georgia’s staunch Democratic African-American community, with 96% of likely black voters supporting Warnock and 3% supporting Walker.

White voters support Walker ahead of the Dec. 6 vote by 69% versus Warnock’s 30%.

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks during a rally December 1, 2022 in Atlanta.
CNN poll shows 52% of likely voters say they will support Raphael Warnock.
AP

A poll released Thursday by Emerson College and The Hill also showed Warnock in the lead, but just 2 percentage points ahead of Walker.

Earlier this week, a poll conducted by FrederickPolls, COMPETE Digital and AMMPolitical found that Warnock and Walker are in a dead heat, with each candidate receiving 50% support.

Early voting in the Peach State ends Friday and broke turnout records.

Herschel Walker speaks during a campaign rally November 29, 2022 in Greensboro, Georgia.
CNN’s poll shows Herschel Walker has no support from Georgia’s African American community.
AP

While former President Barack Obama stumbled upon Warnock in Atlanta Thursday night, President Biden went the other way on Friday, traveling to Massachusetts to attend a phone bank for Warnock with members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union before chairing a reception Democratic Senators’ Campaign Committee.

“I’m doing a big fundraiser in Boston today for our next Senate nominee and senator,” Biden said at the White House after falsely saying he was “going to Georgia” to help Warnock.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/02/raphael-warnock-holds-narrow-lead-over-herschel-walker-in-georgia/ Raphael Warnock leads just ahead of Herschel Walker in Georgia

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