Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker is tied with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in a new poll with their runoff election now just a week away, according to The Hill.
The survey from FrederickPolls, COMPETE Digital and AMMPolitical has both candidates deadlocked at 50 percent ahead of the Dec. 6 election.
Currently, the Senate midterm race has stalled with a 50-seat Democrat hold to the GOP’s 49-seat ownership while both parties anxiously wait for the results of the December 6th runoff. If Herschell Walker wins, Republicans and Democrats will be tied at 50/50 giving Kamala Harris once again the final decision to break all ties.
According to the new poll, 97 percent of Georgia likely voters said they are locked in with their candidate choice. The Chase Oliver-Libertarian voters could, however, impact runoff dynamics by nearly erasing Warnock’s slim 36,465-vote November lead if they turn out in equal numbers (81K) and swing to Walker by 2:1 as they do in this poll.
Independents favor Warnock by 52% to 48% which is just enough to offset the +6-point Republican advantage in Party Identification with Republicans 95% for Walker and Democrats 99% for Warnock, but over 80% of those who either like both candidates or dislike both (12% of all voters) are voting Walker in the runoff.
The poll was conducted on Nov. 23, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 among 939 likely voters. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.