Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is making her second bid for the office this year but according to recent polling, she’s not doing well against a pair of potential GOP opponents.
According to a poll recently released by Emerson College Polling/The Hill, Abrams is behind current GOP Gov. Brian Kemp by 7 points and former U.S. Senator David Perdue by 5 points.
According to The Georgia Star:
In the potential general election match-up poll, which was conducted on April 1-3, and has a margin of error of three percent, Kemp leads Abrams 51 percent to 44 percent with five percent undecided. Perdue leads Abrams 49 percent to 44 percent with seven percent undecided.
Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said, “Abrams holds the majority of support in the general election among voters under 50, while Kemp and Perdue have a strong majority of voters over 50. Abrams’ chances in November depend in large part on whether or not these younger voters turn out.”
But that isn’t necessarily any advantage for Abrams, according to Jimmy Keady, a political strategist.
“Democrats always put too much emphasis on the youth vote, particularly in off-year elections. Youth voting only really occurs in presidential general elections, even then, the impact is overplayed,” he said, according to the outlet.
“In this environment with Joe Biden’s horrific polling numbers and low Democrat enthusiasm, Abrams is going to get an unpleasant surprise in November when the youth vote stays home,” he added.
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Perdue in the race:
Great to see that David Perdue is running for Governor of Georgia. He is a Conservative fighter who isn’t afraid of the Radical Left, and is the only candidate in Georgia who can beat Stacey “The Hoax” Abrams in November. Brian Kemp has failed Georgia. He caved to Stacey Abrams before the 2020 Election and allowed massive Election Fraud to take place. The signing of the Stacey Abrams-backed Consent Decree, so stupidly giving her and the Democrats everything they wanted, was a monumental mistake for not only Georgia, but also for our Nation!
Kemp has been a very weak Governor—the liberals and RINOs have run all over him on Election Integrity, and more. Most importantly, he can’t win because the MAGA base—which is enormous—will never vote for him. We need strong leaders who will fight, and time is running out! David Perdue will eliminate the Income Tax, secure the Elections, defend the Second Amendment, support our great Farmers, get crime in Atlanta and other places under control, take care of our great Vets, and put parents back in charge of the schools.