Atlanta, GA – New polls from Quinnipiac University and Civiqs released today show Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock leading the field for Georgia’s Senate special election by an increasingly wide margin after only six weeks of paid broadcast advertising and travel across the state.
The new polls are the latest in a stream of recent numbers showing Warnock quickly gaining ground. Both polls show Warnock above 30 percent, the first time any candidate has crossed the threshold since the start of the race.
The Civiqs poll places Raphael Warnock in the lead with 38 percent, Kelly Loeffler at 21 percent and Doug Collins at 25 percent and reinforces Georgia’s status as a battleground, with the combined Democratic and Republican vote shares nearly equal.
The Quinnipiac poll highlights that in the “crowded special election Senate race for the seat held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed last December, the top three candidates are Democrat Raphael Warnock with 31 percent, Loeffler at 23 percent, and Republican Doug Collins at 22 percent.” Notably, nearly 90 percent of Warnock voters are firmly in favor of supporting the pastor while every other candidate’s strong support tracks lower.
“The trends we’re seeing across the state and in the increase of public support confirm what we have known all along: Georgians are not buying the divisive rhetoric and fear mongering Senator Loeffler and Congressman Collins are selling. As our Republican opponents battle to be Trump’s number one cheerleader, voters in every corner of the state are rallying behind Reverend Warnock’s campaign to put the needs of Georgians first and deliver the principled leadership we deserve in Washington when it comes to protecting health care, voting rights and the dignity of hardworking people,” said Warnock campaign spokesperson Terrence Clark.
About Reverend Warnock
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Fourteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is only the fifth Senior Pastor in the history of the church and the youngest pastor ever selected to serve in that position. Reverend Warnock believes his service does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them, and focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.
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