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WATCH: Herschel Walker Says Approval Ratings Among Black Voters Are A Lie, Because He Has A Big Family

WATCH: Herschel Walker Says Approval Ratings Among Black Voters Are A Lie, Because He Has A Big Family

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.

ATHENS, GA – MAY 23: Heisman Trophy winner and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally on May 23, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. Tomorrow is the Primary Election Day in the state of Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

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.

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“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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