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Herschel Walker leads in Senate Poll

Randy Mancini 10 Sep 2

Despite mainstream media narratives and Democrats suggesting Herschel Walker is struggling against incumbent Sen. Rafael Warnock, new polling has the Trump backed candidate leading the midterm race.

Political newcomer and football legend Herschel Walker now holds a slight lead in the Georgia Senate midterm race.

A new Emerson College poll released Tuesday shows the former Georgia Bulldogs football star with a two-point lead over Warnock, in one of the country’s most heated Senate races of the year.

Emerson College Polling/The Hill poll of Georgia

Emerson College Polling/The Hill poll of Georgia

Georgia has become one of the truest battleground states in the country. Pew Research Center shows adults in the state are 41% Republican, 41% Democrat, and 18% third party or independent.

Walker is one of a handful of Trump-endorsed first-time Republican Senate candidates, also including TV personality Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and author J.D. Vance in Ohio.

According to the poll, President Joe Biden maintains a fairly low approval rating of 42% among Georgia voters. His national approval rating also remains at 42%, receiving a subtle boost after signing several Democratic legislations into law.

The poll was conducted Aug. 28-29 and surveyed 600 Georgia voters, weighted by gender, education, race and region. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.