Walker pulls slight lead over Warnock according to polls ahead of Senate race

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The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and his Republican challenger, former NFL great Herschel Walker, has intensified in recent weeks. The 2022 midterm elections come at a time of polarized partisanship and could determine which party gains Senate majority, making the race between Warnock and Walker a primer of future Democratic legislative power that could forecast the 2024 presidential election.

Walker currently leads Warnock by 0.1 percentage points, with Walker polling at 46.6%, while Warnock has 46.5%. Warnock was formerly in the lead, but the margin closed in recent days. Early voting opened on Oct. 17 and ends on Nov. 4, with Election Day on Nov. 8. 

In the May Democratic primaries, Warnock defeated his challenger, Tamara Johnson-Shealey, with 96% of votes. Emory University Associate Professor of Political Science Andra Gillespie said she…

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