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Warnock, Walker deadlocked in Georgia Senate race: poll

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker
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Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker are statistically deadlocked in the state’s Senate race, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution/UGA poll. 

The poll, published on Monday, found that both Warnock and Walker received 45 percent of support from state respondents who are likely to vote in next week’s election. 

Along political party lines, 86 percent of registered Republican respondents said they’ll vote for Walker, a former standout at the University of Georgia and the NFL, while 93 percent registered Democrats said they’ll vote for Warnock, a pastor in Atlanta.

Among registered Independent respondents, 52 percent of respondents said they’ll vote for Warnock and 28 percent said they’ll vote for Walker, and 15 percent for Oliver, according to the poll. 

The Warnock-Walker contest is among the key races that could swing control of the Senate.

In the AJC poll, 51 percent of respondents said that they want to see the GOP win control of Congress in next week’s election, while 46 percent of those surveyed said they want the Democratic party to regain control of both chambers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll/UGA poll was conducted from October 16 to October 27 with a total of 1,022 respondents participating in the survey. The poll’s margin of error was 3.1 percentage points. 

Tags 2022 midterms Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia 2022 midterms Georgia Senate race Georgia Senate race Herschel Walker midterm elections 2022 Polling Raphael Warnock Raphael Warnock University of Georgia
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