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GOP Walker shows five-point lead over Democratic Senator Warnock

Republican Herschel Walker holds a five-point lead over incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in a hypothetical game for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat, according to a recent poll.

The Locals Peach State poll, conducted by Big Data Poll for April 2022, showed Walker holding a five-point lead, with 46.7% of respondents supporting him.

By comparison, 41.8% of those polled said they would vote for Warnock, while 11.6% said they were still undecided.

The Locals Peach State poll by Big Data Poll was conducted between April 9-11. The questions were asked of 931 likely voters in Georgia and saw a 3.1% margin of error.

The party breakdown of the poll was 37.9% Republican respondents, 33.9% Democratic respondents, and 28.2% independent or “other” respondents.

In recent months, the race has heated up to become one of the most competitive and watched senatorial races. While the Senate is evenly split, 50-50, races like this could decide the majority and minority parties in the upper house.

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) questions US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill March 3, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

While that poll showed Walker leading by five points, one of the more recent polls also showed Walker with a four-point lead over Warnock. In the Emerson College poll and the Hill poll, Walker had 49% support compared to Warnock’s 45% support, with 6% of respondents undecided on a candidate.

This poll was carried out between April 1 and 3, almost a week before the previous election. The questions were asked of 1,013 registered voters and saw a 3% margin of error.

Last month, President Joe Biden attempted to meddle indirectly in the Senate race by expelling Walker, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, from the Presidential Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

Walker, a former University of Georgia football star and Heisman Trophy winner, hammered Biden, saying it was an attempt to throw his campaign “off the track” and called the effort a unsuccessful.

“I think that’s what they thought they could do: knock me off the track. But this letter is not going to do that,” Walker said. “The way they’re confusing me is that they’re going to have to show me that these policies they’re making right now are going to be great for Georgia and great for America.”

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.

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