With just 8 days until the November 8th midterm elections, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is leading Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams by 7 points in the state’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution/UGA poll.
The poll, published on Monday, found Kemp ahead with 51 percent of likely Georgia voters saying they’d vote for the Republican if the race were held today — while 44 percent said they’d cast their ballot for Abrams.
Although a sizeable lead, the AJC reported that the 7-point lead is narrower than the 10-point lead Kemp enjoyed in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Georgia News Collaborative poll released earlier this month.
Kemp leads among male voters and among white voters, while Abrams leads among women and among Black voters. Over half of independent voters, or 53 percent, back Abrams, compared to just 31 percent of independents who back Kemp, according to The Hill.
Conducted Oct. 16-27 by the School of Public and International Affairs Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia, the new poll surveyed 1,022 Georgians and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.