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New poll shows Kemp leading Abrams, Warnock and Walker in a dead heat

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Governor Brian Kemp campaigning in northwest Georgia in mid-September. A new poll shows the incumbent governor with a seven point lead over his Democratic opponent.

Republican Governor Brian Kemp has opened a seven-point lead on Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, while U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is tied with GOP challenger Herschel Walker according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by the progressive think tank and polling firm Data for Progress, shows Kemp leading Abrams 51% to 44% in their second race for governor. Warnock, who is running for a first full term in the Senate, and Walker, the University of Georgia football icon, each polled 46% of the vote. In both races, a Libertarian candidate is polling in the single digits.

The poll also found President Joe Biden well underwater with Georgia voters. Biden is viewed favorably by 42% of voters surveyed, while 57% hold an unfavorable view of the president. Former President Donald Trump did somewhat better, with a 47% favorable rating and 51% viewing the Republican unfavorably.