The Democratic Party has had a real rough go of things as the November midterm elections grow closer and closer. It’s looking more and more likely that the GOP is going take back control of the House and Senate, which is the best case scenario. Providing proof for this notion is the shift in lead from Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock to Republican candidate Herschel Walker, according to data from the Tennessee Star.
“In the latest Daily Wire/Trafalgar Group poll, Walker emerged 2.4 points ahead of Warnock among likely voters, 48.9% to 46.5%. A further 4.6% backed libertarian Chase Oliver. That lead remains within the survey’s +/- 2.9% margin of error, meaning the race is still a statistical tie. The governor’s race showed a smoother path to a Republican victory, with incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp holding a 6.9% lead over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, 52.2% to 45.3%,” the report stated.
During the debate, Warnock seemed to consistently off guard when Walker ripped into him, proving that he was no slouch when it comes to the game of politics.
“Walker, a former Georgia Bulldogs football player, showed up and delivered a solid performance. In particular, Walker held Warnock’s feet to the fire during an exchange about abortion. Warnock, who is a pastor, advocates for no limits on abortion. Walker is pro-life,” the Conservative Brief stated.
“[Warnock] told me black lives matter, and if you think about it, senator, in Atlanta, Georgia, there are more black babies that is aborted than anything. So if black lives matter, why are you not protecting those babies? And instead of aborting those babies, why are you not baptizing those babies?” Walker said.
Warnock then replied by saying,“I think the women of Georgia have a clear choice.”
“A patient’s room is too narrow and small and cramped a space for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government. We are witnessing right now what happens when politicians, most of them men, pile into patient’s rooms,” Warnock continued. “The women of Georgia [deserve] a senator who will stand with them. I trust women more than I trust politicians.”
And that’s when Walker decided to throw a verbal haymaker that leveled his opponent. He went on to say, “He’s a neat talker, but did he not mention that there’s a baby in that room as well.”
Herschel Walker (R): “If Black Lives Matter, why are you not protecting those babies, and instead of aborting those babies, why are you not baptizing those babies?”
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D): “I think the women of Georgia have a clear choice.” pic.twitter.com/Ry6CaAilRB
— The Recount (@therecount) October 14, 2022
Warnock: "A patient's room is too … cramped a space for a woman, her doctor, and the US government."
Walker: "There's a baby in that room as well." pic.twitter.com/l5NJO9z7G5
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 14, 2022
Walker, a former NFL legend, who has received the golden endorsement of former President Donald Trump, has now taken a three-point lead over his opponent in another survey, according to a poll put out by InsiderAdvantage/FOX5 Atlanta.
“Newsmax noted further that in recent weeks, Warnock slipped four points in the poll while Walker has gained two points, a shift of six points in total. ‘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,’ the outlet reported,” according to the Conservative Brief.
Warnock is apparently doing really well among young voters, which is not a surprise, but he’s hitting a brick wall with folks in the 40-64 demographic, which is a large chunk of the U.S. population. Men are big fans of Walker with 60 percent throwing support behind him, while women are supporting Warnock at 55 percent. Walker is also receiving 12 percent of the African American vote.
This race could end up deciding whether or not the GOP can take the Senate, and that would be a massive victory for not only the party, but the country. Let’s hope it happens.