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Walker Leads Warnock in Third Straight Poll

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• September 9, 2022 1:00 pm

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Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, has a 3-point lead against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D.), according to a poll out Thursday—the third survey in a row to find Walker ahead.

Forty-seven percent of likely voters said they are backing the former NFL star, versus 44 percent for Warnock, according to the Fox 5/Insider Advantage poll.

The findings indicate that the momentum has shifted in the highly competitive race since July, when the same poll found Warnock up by 3 points. Walker now leads by half a point in the RealClearPolitics polling average, after spending much of the summer trailing Warnock.

Walker’s campaign said the candidate is "taking absolutely nothing for granted and will keep working hard every day to make sure every Georgian knows he is the right choice."

"Yet another poll shows that no amount of dark money that Raphael Warnock raises from California can buy him this Senate seat," Walker’s spokesman Will Kiley told the Washington Free Beacon.

The Fox 5/Insider Advantage survey, which was conducted earlier this week, has a 4.2 percent margin of error. It is the third poll in a row showing Walker with a small lead in the race.

In late August, a poll by Emerson College found Walker up 2 points, and a Trafalgar Group poll found him up by 1 point.

Republican governor Brian Kemp is also holding an 8-point lead against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, according to Fox 5/Insider Advantage. Some Democrats have been quietly expressing concern about Abrams’s difficulty appealing to voters, according to the New York Times.