Walker Narrowly Beating Warnock; Kemp Widens Lead over Abrams

Republicans in Georgia’s top midterms races have an edge over their Democrat opponents, according to a poll published Tuesday.

The poll, conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and University of Georgia Survey Research Center, found Republican Herschel Walker leading incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) by two points, 46 percent to 44 percent. Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver received three percent, and seven percent of respondents said they were undecided.

The poll is the latest to suggest Walker, a well-liked former Georgia football star, has picked up momentum in the race, and the poll aligns with most polls since August that have shown Walker making small gains on Warnock.

Warnock, who is not only down but also not near the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff, has reason to be concerned about the poll results.

The Georgia Democrat has dipped two points overall since the last AJC poll taken in July, and in a race where both candidates are black, among…

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