As the US Senate runoff draws to a close, Warnock holds a slight lead
After months of television ads, attacks and counterattacks, and one feisty debate in October, Georgia’s high-stakes US Senate race winds to a close today.
Nearly 27 percent of the state’s 7 million active voters have already voted in the Senate runoff election pitting incumbent Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock against GOP challenger Herschel Walker. This is the second runoff in less than two years for Warnock. The January 2021 Senate runoff, in which Warnock and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff flipped both of the state’s Senate seats blue, saw nearly 4.5 million voters turn out.
Polling during the runoff has shown Warnock with a consistent, if small, lead as Walker’s campaign continues to be dogged with allegations about the former football star’s treatment of women and questions about his residency. The most recent Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Warnock with an average 3.7 point lead over Walker.
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. today. To find your voting location, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.