Kemp stands well ahead of Abrams in Georgia governor race: poll

The governor survived a primary challenge from former Georgia Sen. David Perdue.

Published: October 6, 2022 4:41pm

Updated: October 6, 2022 5:06pm

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp enjoys a comfortable lead over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, a recent survey revealed.

The governor earned 50% support among likely voters, compared to Abrams' 45% in an InsiderAdvantage/Fox 5 poll released Thursday. The pair previously fought for the governor's mansion in 2018, resulting in a particularly close race that was not decisively determined on election night.

Kemp ultimately triumphed, though the rematch appears to be a far more favorable race for the Republican. The RealClearPolitics polling average currently shows him with a 6.4% lead overall and rates the race as "leans Republican."

The governor survived a primary challenge from former Georgia Sen. David Perdue, who enjoyed the support of former President Donald Trump. The 45th president had targeted Kemp for his refusal to aggressively pursue Trump's claims of election fraud in the state.

President Joe Biden narrowly won Georgia in the 2020 presidential election and the state was one of those the Trump camp specifically targeted when seeking to litigate their claims.

The poll also found Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker narrowly trailing Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, 44% to 47% respectively.

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