Today, new polling from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and University of Georgia shows Governor Brian Kemp’s approval ratings under water after a tumultuous year in which he bungled Georgia’s COVID-19 response and enabled attempts to sow doubt in our elections, among other failures.
More than half of Georgians disapprove of Kemp, with his approval rating standing at a measly 42%. His sinking numbers extend to his own party – 36% of Republicans disapprove of his performance, compared to just 8% one year ago.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, Senator Jon Ossoff, and Senator Raphael Warnock enjoy strong favorability ratings, with at least half of all Georgians approving of each. President Biden’s approval rating among Georgians stands at 52%, Senator Ossoff’s at 50%, and Senator Warnock’s at 54%.
At a broader level, about half of Georgians have a favorable impression of the Democratic Party, while only one-third view the Republican Party favorably. Additionally, a majority of Georgians, including 10% of Republicans and one-third of independents, back the bipartisan effort to impeach Trump for his incitement of an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
“This poll shows what we already know: Georgians can see how Brian Kemp and Republicans have failed them time and time again, and voters are excited about the strong leadership they are already seeing from our new Democratic elected officials,” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “As much as Georgia Republicans may try, they cannot hide from the fact that their failed leadership has led to skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers, record unemployment, the disruption of our children’s education, and threats to our democracy itself. Georgia voters know this – that’s why they elected Joe Biden, Jon Ossoff, and Raphael Warnock, and it’s why they continue to have faith in their ability to lead our country and state out of the multiple crises we face.”
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