In a new poll commissioned for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Governor Brian Kemp’s popularity has surged nine points since January when the poll was last taken. 46% of voters have a favorable opinion of his job performance. Only 39% have a negative opinion.
Stacey Abrams, meanwhile, saw her popularity crater. She was at 52% favorability and is now at 45%. The troubling part is that her unfavorability is also 45%. She is both far more polarizing and far more disliked than Brian Kemp.
All of this comes on the heels of the Georgia Republicans passing a fetal heartbeat bill that will begin restricting abortions after a heartbeat is detected. 39% of voters said they are strongly opposed to the legislation, which, when looking at Brian Kemp’s favorable/unfavorable rating, suggests Democrats are opposed to both Kemp and the law. Overall, however, voters are pleased.
Abrams, on the other hand, is in trouble. David Perdue polls better than her with higher favorability ratings and lower unfavorable ratings. Voters across party lines have turned on Abrams for refusing to concede her election and trying to spark racial discord in the state after the election.
Abrams has badly played her hand and the new polling suggests Democrats probably want to look for a candidate elsewhere.