The Washington Examiner reported that Georgia governor Brian Kemp has a double-digit lead over his Democratic challenger, Stacey Abrams, with less than a week to go before the election. According to the polls, the Republican governor has maintained a significant advantage over his challenger.
In their first face off in 2018, Kemp defeated his opponent by a margin of just over 5%. This time around, the Republican candidate is more confident than he was four years ago. According to a survey conducted by the Monmouth University, around 55% of voters plan on supporting Kemp for a second term, while 44% of voters said they’ll support the Democrat.
According to the polls, the support for Kemp has increased over the past couple of weeks. On the other hand, the support for his challenger, Stacey Abrams, has remained relatively unchanged.
According to Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University's Polling Institute, the support for Kemp has increased over the past month. He noted that some people may have been motivated by the belief that Kemp did not step in to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. However, with the addition of his distancing himself from Donald Trump, some independent voters are supporting Kemp.
A survey of over 600 Georgia voters was conducted by the Monmouth University from October 20 to 24. The margin of error was plus or minus five percentage points.