Political Rewind with Bill Nigut | July 22, 2020

Gov. Brian Kemp, center, is flanked by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, right, and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan as he speaks during the State of the State address before a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Atlanta.
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Gov. Brian Kemp is flanked by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, right, and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan in this file photo from January 2020.
Credit: John Bazemore/AP

 

Wednesday on Political Rewind, a look at the politics of the moment with a panel of insiders and experts.

Shifting public approval on the coronavirus response from state governors. Until now, governors received high marks from the public, but recent polling shows those numbers are changing. 

And earlier this week, State Sen. Nikema Williams was chosen by top Georgia Democrats to replace the late Rep. John Lewis on the ballot for his congressional seat. There was some disagreement among the party about how that decision was made, with Democrats now calling for a review of the election law governing the process.

 

Panelists:

Alan Abramowitz — Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Greg Bluestein — Politics Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Andra Gillespie — Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

 

 

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