Hershel Walker, a long-time friend and staunch defender of former President Donald J. Trump, is currently soaring in popularity as he continues to amplify his run for the Senate against the radical incumbent, Senator Raphael Warnock.
Per an Emerson College/The Hill poll released on Wednesday, Walker currently leads Warnock by 49 percent to 45 percent.
In a runoff election that occurred at the start of 2021, Warnock narrowly defeated then-incumbent Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Due to widespread controversy surrounding the 2020 election, the 2020 runoff elections were watched especially closely.
Now the Republicans are advantaged once more, especially with Walker’s soaring popularity.
Walker, a former NFL star, currently leads the field of all potential GOP candidate for the Senate, holding a comfortable lead with 57 percent of the vote.
After Walker, the second-most popular choice for the Georgia Senate within the GOP is Gary Black, who currently holds 13 percent of voters’ preferences.
The survey has a standard margin of error of 3 percentage points, which means that Walker’s 4 percent lead holds outside the key statistical metric. Approximately 6 percent of voters remain fully undecided.
Varied super PACs threatened by the ascendency of a staunch Trump ally have vowed to spent multiple millions on advertisements attacking Walker over the next eight weeks running up to the May 24 primary.
The goal of these attacks is to create a potential runoff situation between Walker and other competitors, such as the aforementioned Black.
However, Mallory Blount, who serves as a spokesperson for Walker, indicates that a runoff is unlikely to occur.
“There’s been zero drop in poll numbers since this race started,” Blount drawled.
“Any suggestion to the contrary is silly,” Blount continued, adding that all “the the other Republicans in this race are at less than 15 percent combined.”
As a result, the Democrats’ only strategy for obtaining “any sort of relevance” is merely to “obsess over Hershel” Blount concluded.