A new poll released yesterday shows Georgia voters would pick both Brian Kemp, the current governor, and David Perdue over Stacey Abrams if the 2022 gubernatorial election was held today.
According to a survey conducted by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs between January 13 and 24, published on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 48% of respondents said they would vote for Kemp, 41% said they would vote for Abrams, and 8% were undecided.
Stacey Abrams is the only Democratic candidate running for governor in 2022, as of now. Abrams, the once Georgia House Democratic leader, narrowly lost to Kemp in the 2018 gubernatorial race by 1.4 percentage points.
Abrams refused to officially concede after the race in 2018. Since then, she founded Fair Fight Action to address supposed voter suppression and is now making voting rights the central issue of her campaign.
The poll also found that 47% would vote for Perdue and 43% would vote for Abrams.
Perdue narrowly lost the Georgia senate runoff election in 2020 to John Ossoff by 1.2 percentage points. He is the only Trump-endorsed candidate in the 2022 GOP gubernatorial primary.
Another high-profile Republican candidate running for governor in 2022 is former Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones. Vernon Jones was a former Georgia Democrat who became a Republican after endorsing Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race and speaking at the 2020 RNC.
The poll may look like good news for Republicans in Georgia; however, the poll is only of 872 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.
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