Former football star Herschel Walker has a wide, early lead in the GOP primary to take on Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in Georgia next year, according to a poll that shows him dominating the rest of the field by a nearly 70-point margin.
The poll from the Atlanta-based Trafalgar Group shows Walker garnering the support of 75.7 percent of likely Georgia GOP primary voters, while his nearest Republican rival, state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, notches only 6.3 percent support.
Two other Republican candidates, banking executive Latham Saddler and businessman Kelvin King, registered in the poll at 2.7 percent and 2.2 percent respectively. Another 13.2 percent of respondents say they’re undecided.
The poll suggests that Walker, a former running back at the University of Georgia who had a lengthy career in the NFL and has been touted by former President Trump, is by and large the favorite to challenge Warnock next year in one of the closest-watched and mo... (Read more)
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