Opinion polling is, of course, not infallible. Results of opinion polls don’t always match the eventual outcomes of elections, and it’s possible for polls to be skewed, deliberately or otherwise. However, Georgia Republican Herschel Walker believes that poll results showing that he has low approval levels among Black voters are just an outright lie — because, after all, he’s Black himself, and has a lot of family.
Walker isn’t polling well with Black voters. According to USA Today, he’s got about 7% approval with that demographic — not really a huge shock, since Republican candidates overall tend to poll poorly with Black voters.
However, Walker seems to think that this isn’t a realistic representation of how Black voters feel about him — because, after all, he’s a Black candidate, and has a lot of family in the state of Georgia, so he’s pretty sure that reports about low approval ratings are a lie.
Herschel Walker accused a reporter of lying about his low approval numbers with Black people and believes he has higher numbers than reported because he is Black and his family is Black. pic.twitter.com/T5L95t2ljK
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) June 27, 2022
“First of all, I think you’re not telling the truth, because I wouldn’t be tying with [Raphael Warnock] if I didn’t have Black support…Man, I’m Black. My family is Black. I’ve got a lot of Black family in Georgia, so I think what you’re saying there is not correct.”
Despite the lack of support among Black voters, Walker seems to have a good chance of ending up in Congress — Newsweek reports that he currently is polling at about 47.3% overall, compared to 46.8% for Reverend Warnock, the incumbent who won Georgia’s special Senate election last January.
That’s essentially a toss-up — the November election could easily go either way.
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