Herschel Walker is going for gold.
A new report by a PAC supporting Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock shows that the former football pro has taken a commanding lead in the Senate race to unseat Warnock.
The Washington Examiner reports:
In a survey of 2,500 registered voters, Walker led Warnock 51.4% to 41%, with 7.6% undecided. The senator’s problem appears to be President Joe Biden, whose job approval rating in this poll was 43.8% overall and 41.9% among independent voters. Voter dissatisfaction with Biden in turn generated a generic Senate ballot that preferred an unnamed Republican over an unnamed Democrat by a margin of 51.9% to 40%.
“The microtargeting project, which is likely the most expansive and detailed survey conducted in Georgia so far this cycle, shows the dominant position that Herschel Walker maintains over Raphael Warnock in the race for the U.S. Senate,” Republican pollster Blaise Hazelwood wrote in a memorandum for 34N22, the super PAC supporting Walker’s Senate bid.
The survey from the firm Grassroots Targeting, made available to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, polled registered Georgia voters from April 3-16 using a mixture of landline and cellphone conversations and text message interviews. The margin of error was plus or minus 1.96 percentage points.
Warnock advanced to the Senate in early January 2021 after defeating appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, in a runoff election. The Democrat is a talented politician who has raised an incredible amount of money for his 2022 campaign, reporting a haul of $13.6 million in the first quarter and a war chest of $25.6 million as of March 31.
But now Warnock is facing a very different political landscape as he fights to defend his Senate seat. Democrats are poised to lose multiple seats in November’s midterm election and it seems another hangs in the balance.