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Stacey Abrams And Brian Kemp Are Nearly Tied In New Poll For Georgia’s Governor Race

The voting rights activist could become the first Black woman to be governor in U.S. history.

The election battle to win the Georgia governor’s seat continues to be a hotly contested race between opponents who have run against one another before.

According to an 11Alive poll, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is at 45% with Stacey Abrams at 44%, which is a statistical tie in the poll. 4% of voters surveyed were likely to select another candidate and only 7% were undecided. White voters supported Kemp at 62% and Abrams at 21%. Black voters supported Abrams with 85%, compared to Kemp’s 9%.

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Abrams, who narrowly lost the gubernatorial election in 2018, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination. She will face off a second time against Gov. Brian Kemp. He defeated Sen. David Perdue, who was among several Republican candidates in Georgia backed by former president Donald Trump.

A win for Abrams would make her the first Black woman to hold the office of governor in U.S. history and would be a major rebuff of conservative politics. However, a loss would entrench Republican power in a battleground state that the GOP sees as key in winning in the 2024 presidential election. That said, a Kemp win wouldn’t necessarily mean a Trump win. The two parted when Kemp’s administration backed the election being certified in favor of Biden.

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