New poll shows Warnock has slight lead over Walker in Georgia Senate runoff

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The candidates for the Dec. 6, 2022 Senate runoff in Georgia, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and former football player Herschel Walker (R-GA) AP/Brynn Anderson/John Bazemore

New poll shows Warnock has slight lead over Walker in Georgia Senate runoff

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A new poll shows Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) holds a slight edge over challenger Herschel Walker (R-GA) for Tuesday’s Senate runoff in Georgia.

The poll shows Warnock leading Walker 52%-48% among the 1,184 likely votes surveyed by CNN and SSRS between Nov. 25-29. The pollster says the margin of error is approximately 3.8 percentage points, meaning the race is just outside the margin.

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Of the two candidates, Warnock had a higher favorable rating with likely voters. Those surveyed saw Warnock favorably by 50%-45%, while they saw Walker favorably by 39%-52%.

Also included in the survey were favorability ratings for two of the top candidates for president in 2024, with neither getting high marks. Joe Biden is viewed unfavorably by 41%-52%, while Donald Trump is also viewed unfavorably by 39%-54%. Trump announced his 2024 bid last month, while Biden says he intends to run but has occasionally hinted at not running for reelection.

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The Georgia runoff will determine whether the Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, as it has been for the past two years with Vice President Kamala Harris being the tiebreaking vote, or if Democrats could gain a true majority in the chamber with a 51-49 split.

Warnock originally won his seat in January 2021 after the November 2020 special election for it went to a runoff. The runoff system has typically favored Republicans but in the last runoff, Democrats won both Senate races in the Peach State.

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