Poll of likely Hispanic voters gives Herschel Walker six point lead over Sen. Raphael Warnock
The findings determined that while the governor’s race is neck and neck with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp trailing Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams by just 1% with Abrams 49% to Kemp’s 48%, Walker received 47% of support from likely Latino voters compared to only 41% for incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock
October 20, 2022 8:53am
Updated: October 20, 2022 8:54am
A recent poll of likely Hispanic American Georgia voters reveals that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has a strong lead in the community above Democrat U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock.
The 309 self-identified Latino and Hispanic American likely voters participated in a text-to-web survey that was conducted in English by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs Survey Research Center in cooperation with several sponsoring media organizations as part of the Georgia News Collaborative.
The findings determined that while the governor’s race is neck and neck with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp trailing Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams by just 1% with Abrams 49% to Kemp’s 48%, Walker received 47% of support from likely Latino voters compared to only 41% for incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock.
The results reveal that while races for governor, secretary of state and attorney general are too close to call, there appears to be a strong lead for Republicans in the U.S. Senate race.
Some of the Latino support for Walker may be tied to the fact that some of the Latinos polled escaped from communist countries such as Cuba, and Warnock previously served as a youth minister at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York that invited Fidel Castro to speak in 1995.
Warnock has denied having played any part in the decision to invite the now deceased communist dictator, but the incident was widely reported in conservative circles, fueling speculation about Warnock’s political views.
The coalition’s recent poll has changed significantly compared to another poll of likely Georgia voters taken last month and another conducted in early October, according to reports.
Sixty three percent of those polled said gas and food prices were having an impact on them, but only 18% of liberal subjects said it was hurting them while 59% said it was noticeable.
While Hispanic voters are more likely to crossover than other demographics, some polls are predicting that many Hispanic women will still vote for Democrats in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned the jurists’ previous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Democratic media pundits have also insisted that Latinas will ultimately make their final decision based on abortion rights, an issue less impacting for Hispanic men.
The Georgia survey asked their Hispanic American subjects about the Dobbs decision as well as the 2019 law passed by the Georgia legislature that would outlaw most abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy before many women even know they are pregnant.
Women, at 65%, said they would vote for candidates who would protect abortion compared to 38% of Hispanic men.
The poll surveyed contains a margin of error of 5.6 points, and Georgia’s Hispanic population is the fastest growing demographic that now accounts nearly 5% of the state’s registered voters.
In other races for secretary of state and attorney general while in the race for lieutenant governor, the Hispanic American subject leaned toward Republican candidates. The results showed that Republican Sen. Burt Jones has an 11% advantage among Latino voters over Democratic challenger and former prosecutor Charlie Bailey and that Republicans Kemp and Raffensperger have some support from likely Democratic Hispanic voters.
Democratic media pundits have insisted that Latinas will ultimately make their final decision based on abortion rights, an issue less impacting for Hispanic men.