Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) trails both her potential Republican opponents in her second bid to become governor, according to a new The Hill/Emerson College poll that found a highly polarized electorate divided across racial lines.
The survey found incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) leading Abrams by a 51 percent to 44 percent margin. Former Sen. David Perdue (R), who is mounting a primary challenge against Kemp, leads Abrams by a 49 percent to 44 percent margin.
Kemp, then Georgia’s secretary of state, beat Abrams in 2018 by a margin of just 1.4 percentage points, or about 55,000 votes out of nearly 4 million cast.
The survey found Kemp a relatively weak incumbent. Only 42 percent of voters approve of the job he has done as governor, the same share that disapproves.
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