Nearly one month into her bought-and-paid-for appointment, Loeffler still “playing catch-up with voters” and underwater with independents
ATLANTA — A new AJC poll reveals that “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler continues to struggle to define herself with Georgia voters and is instead stuck “playing catch-up” as she faces increased “scrutiny” after a messy roll-out and a growing “minefield” of ethical conflicts of interest.
According to the poll, less than a quarter of Georgia voters hold a favorable view of Loeffler — and once again her numbers are underwater with independent voters, only 16% of whom view her favorably. Even among Georgia Republicans, Loeffler’s standing barely improves, with less than a third saying they have a favorable view of the mega-donor Senator, even as Loeffler’s potential conservative challenger scores far better with the GOP base.
This latest poll matches with previously released polling numbers that show that less than a third of independents supported Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to choose a GOP mega-donor for the Senate. And a recent PPP poll of Georgia Republicans also shows Loeffler losing in a head-to-head match-up with a potential conservative challenger who still hasn’t ruled out a run.
“Given that Kelly Loeffler has spent her first weeks in office trying harder to appease Senate Republicans and the president than win support from Georgia voters, these latest poor polling numbers should come as no surprise,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “If Kelly Loeffler wants to improve her weak standing with Georgia voters, then she should start answering questions about her ‘minefield’ of ethical conflicts and the toxic GOP agenda she’s pledged herself to ‘100%.’”