New Georgia Poll Delivers Good News For Republicans

The slate of GOP candidates running for statewide office in Georgia has seen a collective boost in recent weeks, according to a new poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

As pollsters found in the survey conducted earlier this month, the results represent “a bleak picture for Georgia Democrats” ahead of November’s midterm elections. In the gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Brian Kemp is eight points ahead of his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams.

Republicans running for lieutenant governor, state Senate, attorney general, and secretary of state each lead their opponents by double digits in the latest poll.

With control of the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance, the most consequential statistic might be the tight race between Republican Herschel Walker and incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. The Journal-Constitution found that Walker has a slight advantage going into the final stretch of the campaign.

Citing the momentum behind Walker and GOP Senate candidates in several other battleground states, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) recently expressed confidence in his party’s ability to regain a majority in the chamber.

“I’m 100% certain we’ll take the senate,” he said in a recent interview. “I think we’re going to have a breakthrough.”

Although Scott acknowledged that Republicans are not leading in all of the latest polls, he said that the upcoming election will be “a referendum” on President Joe Biden.

“I do know that Biden helps us every day,” said the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman. “When he has a party for inflation in the day that inflation is 8.3%, that probably helps us a lot. When he continues to leave the border open, that probably helps us a lot.”

When asked about the direction of the country in general, 70% of respondents in the Georgia poll said that it is on the “wrong track” and a majority indicated that Congress should once again be under Republican control.

While the outcome of November’s election is still very much up in the air, the latest polling shifts seem to confirm that Republicans are in a better position than they were just weeks ago when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shared his belief that “there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate.”

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