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New poll shows Warnock with healthy lead over Walker, while Kemp and Abrams are in a tight race

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A new statewide poll shows Sen. Raphael Warnock with a ten point lead over his Republican challenger.

While Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams are tied in the race for Governor, Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock leads the race for Senate by 10 points over Republican competitor Herschel Walker, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Warnock and Walker have both made heavy television ad buys in recent weeks.

The race for Georgia governor is a different story, however. The poll finds incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp tied 48-48 with his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams.

Inflation is the biggest thing on voters' minds right now. Some 41 percent of voters said it was their top issue, including 67 percent of Republicans and 42 percent of independents. Among Democrats, the biggest issue is gun violence (26 percent), followed by racial inequality (18 percent), with inflation and abortion tied at 14 percent.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.