U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock will have to fight to retain his seat in Congress this fall. A recent poll from Eastern Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research found that Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker are tied with 46% of the vote.
Data obtained by the university’s survey research center outlines a clear division among Georgia residents along the lines of race and education. Among Black voters in the Peach State, Warnock leads Walker by 76%. In contrast, Walker leads Warnock among white voters by a margin of 65% to 29%. Through the lens of education, Warnock has an 8% lead among survey respondents with a four-year college degree. However, Walker is ahead 48% to 43% among those without a college degree.
Voters will not only elect a Senator this fall, but they will also determine who their next governor will be. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp still holds a slight lead, but challenger Stacey Abrams is making up ground. According to the survey, Kemp holds 50% of the vote while Abrams has 45% of the vote with 2% of voters still undecided. Nearly similar to the Senate race, the gubernatorial race seems to fall along the lines of race and age. Abrams has a 90% lead among Black women and a 61% lead among Black men, but Kemp holds a 51% lead among white men and a 36% lead among white women. Kemp enjoys a significant advantage with voters 65 years and older while Abrams leads among voters under 40 and from 40-64 years old.
Election Day is set for November 8, 2022. For more information about the voter registration process in the Peach State, please click here.