In the state of Georgia, the Senate runoff races have captivated national attention and understandably so. The outcome of these special elections has a determining role in if Republicans maintain control in the U.S. Senate.
Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the incumbents seeking re-election, are hard at work to ensure that the GOP does keep its majority. Perdue and Loeffler are traveling across different parts of Georgia; they’re holding various campaign events, promoting early voting, and tomorrow, Vice President Mike Pence will join Loeffler and Perdue in Columbus, Georgia and Macon, Georgia.
As of this morning, fresh polls from Insider Advantage/Fox 5 show that both GOP senators have slight leads over their Democrat opponents Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, per Newsmax.
Reviewing the Insider Advantage/Fox 5 Polls
According to the aforementioned surveys, Sen. David Perdue leads Jon Ossoff with 49% to Ossoff’s 47.8%; Sen. Kelly Loeffler, meanwhile, leads Raphael Warnock with 49.2% to Warnock’s 48%. Only a handful of voters (3.2% and 2.9%) stated themselves as undecided in the Georgia special elections.
.@Perduesenate has done exactly what he said he would do.
— GAGOP (@GaRepublicans) December 16, 2020
Additional polling details show that Perdue and Loeffler enjoy stronger support from older Georgians; however, the GOP incumbents have support from 40.5% and 42.7% of voters younger than 30-years-old.
The vast majority of Republicans support Perdue and Loeffler while most Democrats back Ossoff and Warnock; however, the Democrat candidates do have sizable leads amongst Georgia Independent voters.
The Fight to Win Over Georgia Voters
Winning over Georgia voters is what will ultimately determine whether or not Perdue and Loeffler maintain their Senate seats.
Nationwide, Republicans continue to back both GOP candidates; likewise, Perdue and Loeffler are campaigning upon the promises they’ve kept to Georgians and the policies they’ll fight for in Congress. These policies entail keeping police funding, protecting Second Amendment rights, boosting the economy, etc.
We just early voted!
It’s the honor of a lifetime to serve Georgia in the U.S. Senate — and I will NEVER stop fighting for YOU and for the American Dream!
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) December 16, 2020
Ossoff and Warnock, on the other hand, are all about shutdowns. These Democrat candidates are also backed by leftist militant groups seeking to defund the police and abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ossoff himself has courted individuals seeking to defund the police; meanwhile, Warnock is on record calling to “open up the jails.”
With early voting underway in Georgia, residents of the Peach State can now decide whether or not they wish to re-elect Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Do you think the current, yet slight, poll leads that Sens. Perdue and Loeffler have in the Georgia special elections will increase? Be sure to share your predictions and thoughts in the comments section below!