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Survey Indicates Major Turnaround in Walker-Warnock Senate Race in Georgia

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Democrats continue to believe that they can keep their margins in the House and Senate but they just got a dose of reality.

What was believed to be a safe lead by Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock against Republican Herschel Walker has dissipated.

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Not only has it dissipated, but Walker now has a three point lead against Sen. Warnock, Newsmax reported.

Warnock lost four points in support, while Walker has picked up two points since the past poll, a swing of six points.

Walker now leads 47% to 44% in one of the key battlegrounds as Republicans seek to flip back a Georgia Senate seat as the midterm battle for the upper-chamber majority heats up in the race’s final two months.

“Warnock is winning among younger voters and seniors but trails badly among those 40-64,” Matt Towery, the chairman of InsiderAdvantage Chairman said to Fox 5 Atlanta. “Men support Walker at 60%, while women support Warnock at 55%.

“Walker is receiving 12% support from African American respondents,” he said.

Chase Oliver, a Libertarian candidate, is drawing four percent support and five percent are undecided, which could bring the race to a runoff with the top two vote getters as in order to win the top vote getter would need more than 50 percent of the vote.

“This race could very well be headed to a general election runoff given the fact that there seems to be few points among the various demographics up for grabs,” the InsiderAdvantage chairman said.

Shortly after Walker filed and formally announced, Donald Trump officially endorsed him, calling Walker “a friend, a Patriot, and an outstanding American.”

“Herschel Walker will never let you down,” Trump said in a statement. Walker in turn thanked the former President in a tweet, writing: “Together, we will win back the U.S. Senate for GEORGIA!!”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also endorsed Walker.

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“I am happy to endorse Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate in Georgia,” McConnell said in a statement .”Herschel is the only one who can unite the party, defeat Senator Warnock, and help us take back the Senate. I look forward to working with Herschel in Washington to get the job done.”

Walker thanked McConnell for the endorsement and for “his commitment to bringing the party together toward the collective goal of defeating Senator Warnock. The Democrats have already said they will spend whatever it takes to keep Georgia blue. The stakes have never been higher — if we all work together, we will win next November, and take back the Senate.”

“I am proud to endorse Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate in Georgia,” Sen. John Thune, the number-two Senate Republican, said on Monday as he endorsed Walker.

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Last month it was reported that Warnock took money for that campaign from a private-sector firm that is buying up private homes to then rent out after he warned about corporations doing that very thing during his campaign.

“Warnock recently sounded the alarm on big corporations buying up swathes of homes in his state. However, he’s taken campaign donations from Wall Street executives at a private equity firm engaged in that very practice,” The Daily Caller explained.

The report added:

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Warnock’s campaign has raked in almost $38,000 since 2020 from executives at Blackstone, a Wall Street firm with a roughly $130 billion market cap buying up homes in Georgia and across the U.S., according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. At the same time, Warnock said in a July hearing Georgia is “in the middle of a housing crisis” and raised concerns “over large institutional investors,” which some experts say are driving up rent prices and displacing minority communities.

“Georgians don’t have the luxury of waiting several years for home prices and rents to fall,” the Democrat said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing last month, which focused on how corporations and big-money investors were snatching up homes in his state while boosting the cost of property.

“I think we need research to effectively understand how private equity is impacting markets in Atlanta and Georgia and across the country, and I look forward to introducing legislation very soon to address that very issue,” Warnock said during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

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