The panel: 

Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host, GPB-TV’s Lawmakers

Greg Bluestein, @bluestein,  political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, political reporter, GPB News



1. Who was sampled in this poll?

  • The poll surveyed 1,030 registered Georgians who said they were likely to vote this November.
  • The poll surveyed 63% of white voters, 29 percent Black voters, and 7% of voters that identify as other. 
  • The poll also surveyed 50% Republicans, 42% Democrats, and 7% independents. 


2. The Senate race appears to be in a dead heat. 

  • Incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker appear to be tied in the race for the Senate. 
  • Libertarian Chase Oliver has gained 4% of the vote, preventing either candidate from reaching the 50% needed to prevent a runoff. 
  • This poll was largely conducted before the twin scandals of Walker allegedly paying for his ex-girlfriend's abortion and his adult son denouncing his campaign. 
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3. Gov. Kemp leads Abrams by double-digit numbers in new poll. 

  • Kemp has a 51% lead in this poll, but factoring in the margin of error it is possible that the race could go into a runoff. 
  • On the issues majority of Georgians agree with Abrams' stances on abortion, legal gambling and constitutional carry. 


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Donna Lowry speaks on Abrams' ability to mobilize the electorate.


4. In down-ballot races incumbents and republicans lead. 

  • GPB's Stephen Fowler explains the down-ballot dynamic. 

Fowler on what is driving trends in down-ballot races.

Read Stephen Fowler's full analysis of the poll results here.


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