Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., would beat GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in a hypothetical match in the state’s 2022 gubernatorial race, a new poll shows.
The Trafalgar Group founder Robert Cahaly tweeted Saturday the survey began after President Donald Trump floated the possible matchup at a Dec. 4 campaign rally to whip up support for GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face crucial races Tuesday that'll determine which party controls the Senate as President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The results showed Collins beating Kemp 46.2% to 24.5%, with about 7% leaning toward Kemp and 6% leaning toward Collins; over 15% were undecided.
And after the Trafalgar Group survey, Trump noted that “I guess it’s not good to go against a President who everyone in Georgia knows got you into office.”
Trump last week called on Kemp to resign, calling him “an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia.”
At the December rally, Trump congratulated Collins, who attended the event and came in third in the special Senate general election Nov. 3 that advanced Loeffler to face off with Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock, The Hill reported.
“He [Collins] and Kelly had a great primary, a very strong primary,” Trump said, asking: “Doug, you want to run for governor in two years?… He’d be a good-looking governor.”
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