Democrats have high hopes for Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial race, but things don’t go as planned.
In almost every poll, incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp leads by a wide margin.
Democrats are beginning to develop a sense of panic about the race.
The New York Times reports:
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Democrats fret as Stacey Abrams fights in Georgia gubernatorial race
Georgia Democrats are increasingly pessimistic about Stacey Abrams’ chances of ousting Gov. Brian Kemp, citing her efforts to rally key sections of her party’s coalition and her inability to appeal to a segment of moderate Republican voters , which can decide state elections.
Public and private polls have consistently shown that she is trailing Mr. Kemp, a Republican seeking a second term. And in a particularly worrying sign for Ms. Abrams, polls also show she has less support than the other high-profile Democrat on the ballot, Senator Raphael Warnock, who is seeking a first full term.
The gap between the two Democrats, which is within the margin of error in some recent polls and as wide as 10 points in others, underscores the magnitude of their struggles. Despite being loved by Democratic voters, she has lost some ground with black men, who were instrumental in supporting her narrow loss to Mr Kemp in 2018. And while Mr Warnock has some support from Republican moderates, Ms Abrams – who has been more vilified by the GOP than any other nationwide figure – has shown little sign of a significant number of disaffected Republicans emerging.
The standing of Ms Abrams – who is consistently around five percentage points behind Mr Kemp in polls – has alarmed Democrats, who have hailed her as the master strategist behind Georgia’s democratic transition.
You know it doesn’t look good for Abrams when the New York Times reports on it.
It doesn’t look good at all.
— Sister Toldjah 🌻 (@sistertoldjah) September 7, 2022
Democrats didn’t expect this to be a tough race, and now they could lose it.
Cross posted by American Lookout.