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It didn’t get much mainstream media attention, but the Atlanta-based Trafalgar Group released a survey of Georgia’s 2022 Republican U.S. Senate primary showing new entry and former UGA/NFL football star Herschel Walker with a huge lead over other candidates:
Herschel Walker 76%
Gary Black 6%
Latham Saddler 3%
Kelvin King 2%
The poll of 1,078 likely voters was conducted Sept. 2nd through the 4th and details can be found HERE.
As for Joe Biden’s approval rating in Georgia, it is in steep decline. A Civiqs survey released the other day reveal 53 percent of Georgia voters disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, compared to 40 percent who approve and 7 percent neither approving nor disapproving. Nationally, 50 percent voters disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, while just 42 percent approve and 8 percent have no opinion.
Civiqs surveyed 1,271 registered voters from Aug. 28-31, 2021, with the survey being conducted online.
“President Biden has not been successful at improving his standing among non-Democrats,” a Civiqs analysis of the survey said. “Just 13% of Independents and 2% of Republicans have a better opinion of Biden now than when he took office.
“Nearly half (47%) of Americans say that their opinion of President Biden has gotten worse since he took office in January,” the analysis continued. “Among those are many core or potential Biden supporters, including 12% of Democrats and 51% of Independents.”
Interestingly, Civigs says Biden is struggling to get support from young voters: “Only 9% of voters aged 18-34 say that their opinion of Biden has gotten better since he took office.”
Democratic pollster Doug Schoen also notes Biden’s sharp decline of voter support, especially since last month’s abrupt, catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan which led to leaving Americans behind. That not only exacerbated the president’s unpopularity, but also those of Democrats in Congress facing voters next year.