The Democratic party’s candidate in Georgia’s pivotal Senate race, Raphael Warnock, is struggling with Black voters as Election Day nears.
Polling data shows that Warnock has fallen nearly 12 points with black voters since he squeaked into the Senate nearly two years ago, Breitbart reported.
Warnock slipping with Black voters
The statistics are a bad sign for Democrats, who will be depending on Black voter turnout in a state known for its “inelastic,” racially polarized electorate.
Warnock won his Senate seat in a runoff in January 2021 by just two points, but he won 93% of the Black vote share. Recent polling suggests Warnock has slipped with black voters by more than 10 points.
A Marist poll shows that 80 percent of blacks plan to vote for Warnock, while 9% are undecided.
Other polls show similar deficits. A Fox News poll showed Warnock with support from 81% of Blacks, while 9% either wouldn’t vote or are uncertain.
A brand-new Fox 5/InsiderAdvantage poll found Republican Herschel Walker and Warnock in a dead heat, with Warnock showing support from roughly 80% of Blacks, compared to 15% for Walker.
Trouble brewing for Dems?
Georgia’s Senate race is tighter than the race for governor, with Republican incumbent Brian Kemp leading Democrat Stacey Abrams by a comfortable margin.
Like Warnock, Abrams is struggling to captivate Black voters, particularly Black men.
The FOX poll mentioned before shows that she has support with 80% of Blacks, a similar level to Warnock.
Georgia Democrats’ struggles with the party’s most reliable voting bloc point to broader problems for Democrats heading into November. No less than leftist CNN reports that black support for Democrats has fallen 10 points since 2020, when Biden won Georgia by a hair.
These trends suggest that it’s likely too soon for Democrats to start celebrating over Walker’s abortion controversy, which may not matter in a state as polarized as Georgia anyway.