Could this Trump-endorsed candidate fail to deliver?
A recent poll found that, among likely Republican primary voters, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has a nearly 30-point lead in the gubernatorial primaries against former Senator David Purdue.
The poll, conducted between April 10 and 22 on 886 likely Republican primary voters, found that only 26 percent of voters support Purdue, compared to 53 percent who support Kemp.
Asked if voters approve of the gubernatorial candidates, a similar disparity was present. 71 Percent of voters approved of Kemp, whereas only 57 percent of voters approved of Purdue.
The results of the poll conducted by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and Internation Affairs on behalf of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution were released two days after Purdue and Kemp participated in a debate where their opinions of the 2020 presidential election took center stage.
During the debate, Purdue was adamant about affirming claims made by former President Donald Trump that the 2020 election was stolen, blaming Kemp for giving Democrats the win, which caused him to lose his position in the Senate.
“The only reason I’m not in the United States Senate is because you caved in and gave the election to… liberal Democrats,” Purdue snapped at Kemp. The Governor fired back, “Weak leaders blame everybody else for their own loss instead of themselves.”
Kemp, who has drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump because of certifying Georgia’s election results, noted that “there’s fraud in every election,” adding that “when I was secretary of state, I went after it.”
For Republicans, who vote in the primaries on May 24, election security will be of importance, as the poll revealed 87 percent of participants believe election security is extremely or very important.
However, nearly 60 percent of participants believe the 2020 elections were fair and accurate, dampening Purdue’s chances of appeasing disgruntled GOP voters.