The left-wing Daily Beast reported this week that an anonymous woman claims Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker once paid for her to have an abortion.
For his part, Walker has denied the allegation and said it is a desperate move on the part of nervous Democrats. If that’s the case, then new polling data suggests the attack isn’t working.
Democratic candidate hasn’t gained ground
Conducted by InsiderAdvantage, the survey found that 47.2% of likely voters backed Warnock whereas 43.6% were behind Walker.
“The good news for Warnock is that following these newest events, he leads by three points,” InsiderAdvantage founder Matt Towery said.
“The good news for Walker is that the difference between the two polls is well within the survey’s margin of error,” Towery added. “I continue to believe that the polling suggests that this race is headed to a General Election runoff.”
“Warnock was at 47% in our September survey of this contest and despite the latest controversy around Walker, remains at the same percentage,” he recalled.
“Walker has dropped since our September survey, which is not surprising,” Towery explained. “However, the votes shift around but do not seem to push the incumbent near the plus one vote number needed to win.”
“Walker continues to take endless hits to his personal reputation in paid media and press reports, but Warnock has gone relatively unscathed by the Walker campaign and media regarding his personal reputation.”
Walker calls allegations “disgusting, gutter politics”
Walker addressed the abortion story on Tuesday by tweeting out a statement that read, “This is a flat-out lie — and I deny this in the strongest possible terms.”
“This is another repugnant hatchet job from a Democrat activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started,” Walker’s statement continued.
“They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics. I’m not taking this anymore. I’m planning to sue the Daily Beast for this defamatory lie,” it concluded.