New poll shows Warnock with slight lead over Walker, with Election Day on Tuesday

The Georgia runoff is set to take place Dec. 6

Updated: December 2, 2022 - 2:36pm

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Incumbent Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock holds a slight lead over GOP challenger Herschel Walker, according to a poll released Friday, four days before Election Day in the Peach State's Senate runoff race.

The CNN poll shows Warnock with support from 52% of likely voters, compared to 48% for Walker.

The 4-point edge is consistent with other polls and the RealClearPolitics.com polls average

Warnock finished slightly ahead in the Nov. 8 election but failed to cross the 50% threshold, forcing the runoff.

The poll also showed the economy and inflation are the most important issues in the race, with 46% of respondents saying  two issues will be the biggest factors in their balloting.

The CNN poll was among 1,886 registered voters with a margin of error of 3 percentage points, The Hill reports