The Jolt: Still not in, but Herschel Walker tops GOP in new Senate poll

August 9, 2021

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION - As Herschel Walker continues to flirt with a race for U.S. Senate, a survey by left-leaning Public Policy Polling shows why the Republican can bide his time.

The poll shows roughly three-quarters of Republican voters give him a favorable rating with just 7% unfavorability, putting the football icon in a better position than either of the other two Republicans tested in the poll, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

Thanks to his lofty name recognition, Walker also has the highest net favorability rating of the three among all voters, with 41% giving him positive reviews compared to a 28% negative rating. Loeffler, by contrast, is underwater. 

Former President Donald Trump has teased Walker over and over for the race, calling the former pro-ballers “unstoppable.”

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