(FreedomBeacon.com)- The latest poll ahead of next week’s runoff election in Georgia shows the race is tied between Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
According to the survey conducted by FrederickPolls, COMPETE Digital, and AMMPolitical, both candidates are tied at 50 percent.
Among Independent voters, Warnock has a slight lead over Walker, 52 percent to 48 percent.
The survey also found that 97 percent of respondents are locked in on their choice.
By Wednesday, over 1.1 million early votes had been cast ahead of next Tuesday’s runoff, according to data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. By Thursday, that number jumped to over 1.4 million.
Georgia experienced several days this week with historically high early voting numbers. But even with the record high days, Georgia is on track to have fewer pre-election votes than it did during the 2021 Senate runoff when over 3.1 million Georgians voted early by mail or in person.
Part of that, however, is the compressed timeframe of this year’s runoff, which has had fewer early voting days than either the 2021 runoff or the November 8 midterm election.
According to statewide early voting data, the higher overall turnout is occurring in heavily Democrat counties and congressional districts.
On Thursday, former President Barack Obama was back in Georgia mocking Herschel Walker and urging voters to reelect Raphael Warnock.
The former president encouraged supporters to get to the polls before early voting ended on Friday, telling them, “We’ve got to keep showing up.”
Obama recounted a story about how Herschel Walker once claimed he let Obama win at basketball, only to later admit that he had never met the former president.
Obama used that story to claim that Walker is a liar and told his supporters that they shouldn’t let that kind of person get elected to the United States Senate.