It looks like Georgia might still be a red state, after all.
According to a new poll, Republican Herschel Walker has taken the lead over Democrat Raphael Warnock.
Losing this seat would be a huge blow to Democrats.
The Hill reports:
Herschel Walker leads Warnock in Georgia Senate race: poll
Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) narrowly trails Republican Herschel Walker in the Peach State’s marquee Senate race, according to a new The Hill/Emerson College poll.
Warnock, who won a special election in 2021 and is now running for a full term, is supported by 45 percent of registered voters in the poll released Wednesday, while Walker is backed by 49 percent of voters.
The Republican’s lead is just outside the survey’s margin of error of 3 percentage points, though 6 percent of voters remain undecided, according to the poll.
Walker, a former football star, is currently the heavy favorite to win the GOP primary after earning the endorsement of former President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other prominent Republicans.
The Georgia Senate race is anticipated to be among the most competitive in the country. The state narrowly went to President Biden in 2020, and Warnock and Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) won their seats by extremely tight margins in a pair of Senate runoffs in January 2021.
Watch one of Walker’s new ads below:
— Team Herschel (@TeamHerschel) April 5, 2022
Newt Gingrich is a supporter.
My friend @newtgingrich came by the office today to talk about our plan to restore the American dream. Our campaign is focused on being bold and bringing people together. Glad to have Newt on @teamherschel! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/d2sPsYebtz
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) March 31, 2022
Democrats and the media are already trying everything they can think of to attack Walker.
They’ll be doing that from now until November.