New polling confirms weak position for Georgia Republicans after Loeffler faces more GOP defections and Perdue caught admitting Georgia is competitive
ATLANTA — This week made it more clear than ever that, to quote a vulnerable Republican senator, “The state of Georgia is in play.”
Unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler is facing even more GOP defections after her opponent, top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins, received his first statewide endorsement this week and a major pro-Trump super PAC began a “seven figure” ad campaign against her. And to make matters worse, Loeffler’s husband was caught bragging about how their company “does well and generates outsized profits during times of stress” — even as over one million Georgians are now facing unemployment in this public health crisis.
Senator David Perdue didn’t fare much better this week after he admitted in a private conference call that “Georgia is in play” thanks in part to an “influx of new Democrats” in the state. His assessment of his party’s own chances was so bleak that Republican National Committeewoman Ginger Howard admitted that “the truth hurts” after his grim forecast.
But new Republican internal polling numbers leaked today back up Perdue’s worries: the party’s own polling shows Loeffler significantly underwater while Perdue himself is facing a tight race despite his backing from shady outside groups.
With internal polling numbers like these and party infighting growing all over the state, it’s no wonder the GOP’s own officeholders are beginning to push the panic button as the state becomes “more competitive each day.”
Read the latest coverage about Republicans’ growing problems in Georgia: