Last Updated on September 9, 2022
Republican Herschel Walker holds a slight lead over incumbent Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), according to a poll conducted by Fox 5 Atlanta and Insider Advantage.
The poll, conducted between September 6 and 7, found Walker currently ahead of Warnock by three percentage points. Walker received 47 percent compared to Warnock’s 44 percent, while libertarian candidate Chase Oliver received four percent.
An additional five percent of respondents remain undecided, according to the poll.
The results had practically reversed when compared with the last time Fox 5 and Insider Advantage conducted the poll in July. In that poll, Warnock held a three-point lead over Walker.
Walker, a Georgia football legend who was handpicked for the race by former President Trump, has gained momentum down the stretch of the race.
This latest poll comes after Warnock played a key role in urging President Biden to act on student loan relief. Most recently, incumbent Senator publicly celebrated President Joe Biden’s announcement that beneficiaries would see up to $20,000 in student loans wiped out.
Warnock, alongside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), led the push for Biden to act on student debt, Breitbart News reported.
Walker has attacked Warnock’s role in student debt relief in recent weeks, framing it as a wealth transfer from the working class to well off college graduates. Warnock’s “reckless spending knows no limits,” Walker said at a recent campaign event.
While the Senate race remains tight, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is expanding his lead over challenger Stacey Abrams, according to the Fox 5 poll. Kemp, who narrowly defeated Abrams in 2018, is now ahead of his opponent by eight points in their rematch, according to the poll.
50 percent of respondents preferred Kemp while 42 percent chose Abrams. Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel received one percent, and six percent of respondents said they were undecided.
The poll was conducted among 550 likely voters and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent.