In one of the most important midterm election races of 2022, Democratic incumbent Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock is leading Republican candidate and former NFL player Herschel Walker in a recent poll.
According to a poll from the AARP’s Georgia chapter, conducted by Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research, 50 percent of likely voters would vote for Warnock compared to 47 percent who would support Walker. As for independent voters, 48 percent said they would back Warnock compared to 45 percent who said they would vote for Walker.
The poll follows a series of bizarre comments from Walker, a former NFL star. This week, he went viral for hard to follow remarks about climate change. Additionally, he has been at the center of controversy for his conservative viewpoints on multiple topics including his anti-abortion stance, for which he supports a total ban with no exceptions; and gun control, for which he seemed to propose a governmental agency to monitor “young men that’s looking at women that looking at social media.”
Also, Walker has attacked fatherlessness in the Black community, including in a 2020 interview with Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, although he reportedly lied to his campaign about his “secret” children, and had to admit to being the father of four. Walker, until this spring, publicly had admitted to fathering only one child.
In the race for governor in Georgia, the poll states, 52 percent of said they would back Governor Brian Kemp over Georgia Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in the rematch of their 2018 gubernatorial battle, who ran for governor in 2018.
Among independents, 54 percent would support Kemp and 40 percent said they would back Abrams.