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Walker, Warnock within margin of error in Georgia Senate runoff

Republican Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) are within the margin of error in the race for the U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia, which will take place on Dec. 6, according to an AARP poll on Tuesday.

Walker garnered 47% support, while Warnock had 51%. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

Among younger voters, ages 18 to 49, Warnock led by 24 points. Walker, however, held a nine-point lead with voters over 50.

Independent voters leaned towards Warnock over Walker (54-39%). On the women’s side, Warnock led by 11 points. But Walker held a five-point lead on the men’s side.

The survey found more details. The AAtlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

The survey indicated why Warnock continues to distance himself from Biden — and why Walker wants to race a referendum on the Democratic president’s record. His approval rating is underwater at 43% and slightly lower among voters 50 and older.

Older voters were particularly concerned about high generational inflation, threats to democracy and challenges facing Social Security and Medicare programs.

About two-thirds said they were more likely to support a candidate who backs Medicare protection from budget cuts and allows the government program to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.

The poll was conducted by Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research and was the first significant poll since the November 8 election, where Warnock finished top with over 35,000 votes (49.44 – 48.49%). A Libertarian candidate got 2.07%, possibly reducing Walker’s chances of defeating Warnock.

A second round was called when none of the candidates obtained more than 50% of the total votes.

If Walker defeats Warnock, the Senate would be split 50/50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote. If Warnock wins, the Democrats will have a one-seat majority.

Follow Wendell Husebo on Twitter @WendellHusebo. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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