Herschel Walker Picks Up Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

A new poll from the Atlanta Journal Constitution shows that Herschel Walker has taken a two-point lead over incumbent Raphael Warnock in the upcoming senate election in Georgia.

Walker was one of the biggest football stars in the University of Georgia’s history and has gone on to make a name for himself as a conservative politician. In 2020, both of the senate seats in the state of Georgia, in a somewhat shocking twist, went to democratic nominees. Walker is looking to change that.

Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s old church, Ebenezer Baptist, is the incumbent senator running against Walker. In early polls, Warnock had a slight advantage, but Walker has made up ground quickly. The 2-point lead held by Walker right now, however, is within the poll’s 3.3% margin of error.

According to The Hill, Warnock led Walker by three points as late as July, but the article quickly notes that a Quinnipiac poll from just last week also had Warnock up by as many as six points. The bottom line is that while Walker appears to be making strides in the race, the election is just 50 days away, and it is still undecided.

The two sides announced last week that there will be a debate between Walker and Warnock in Savannah, GA on October 14, just 3 weeks out from the midterm election.

Some in the Democratic Party have started to gain hope based on recent polls after it had looked like Republicans would easily take over the House and Senate in the upcoming midterms. That hope, however, is starting to lessen as it seems many polls do not take into account the fact that republicans are less likely to voice their opinion in those polls than democrats, similar to what happened in 2016.

That same poll shows another big race in Georgia, the gubernatorial election between incumbent Brian Kemp (R.) and challenger Stacey Abrams (D.), finds the republican candidate in the lead. Kemp, according to the poll, is leading Abrams by about eight points.