Warnock, Walker deadlocked in CBS poll | Kemp continues leading Abrams
A new CBS Battleground poll examines Georgia’s nationally watched 2022 midterm elections
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A new CBS Battleground Tracker poll released Wednesday shows U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker virtually deadlocked in Georgia’s nationally watched Senate race.
Warnock, a Democrat who is seeking election to his first, full six-year Senate term, leads the former UGA football legend 51% to 49%.
The poll also shows incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp leading by six points over Democrat Stacey Abrams, 52% to 46%. According to CBS News, Kemp is leading by a wide, 30-point margin among voters who feel things are going well in the state.
“Warnock is boosted by higher ratings on measures like how he handles himself personally, having the right experience and being a good role model,” according to a CBS News analysis of the poll’s results. “Fewer voters see Walker those ways - including some of his own backers - but his backers do think of their vote as one against the Biden presidency, and one to help Republicans get Senate control.”
Most Georgia voters have a positive view of how things are going in the state, the analysis said, which is benefiting Kemp.
The poll was conducted with a statewide representative sample of 1,178 registered voters in Georgia interviewed between Sept. 14-19, 2022. The sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, education and geographic region based on the U.S. Census Current Population Survey, as well as to 2020 presidential vote. The margin of error is ±4.0 points.
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