Anti Trump Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in Deep Trouble

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Anti Trump Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in Deep Trouble

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a so-called Republican who is known for being anti-Trump, is in deep trouble according to a new GOP poll.

Many are speculating that former Georgia GOP Senator David Perdue will be mounting a campaign to challenge Brian Kemp in the Republican primary for governor in 2022.

The GOP poll obtained by the Washington Examiner indicates that, with former President Donald Trump‘s endorsement, Perdue would beat Brian Kemp in the primary 41% to 34%, with Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones receiving 11 percent of the vote.

If Jones was taken out of the race, the poll shows Perdue leading Kemp 50% to 41%.

Perdue has spoken out about Kemp, blaming him for the outcome of the 2020 election, though he hasn’t officially announced a run against him.

“A lot of people feel … that people in power haven’t fought for them and caved into a lot of things back in 2020 that didn’t have to be done,” he said in an interview with WDUN.

Perdue previously announced that he would not be running for the Senate, but didn’t rule out any other office.

The poll was “conducted by a Republican pollster for GOP operatives monitoring the state of play in Georgia,” according to the Washington Examiner.

According to reporting from the Washington Examiner, the polls findings show:

  • “Trump’s favorable/unfavorable image is 84%/10%, Perdue’s image clocks in at 79%/9%, and Kemp registers a 68% favorable, 22% unfavorable rating, with his favorable rating breaking down as 35% very favorable and 33% somewhat favorable.”
  • “Seventy-eight percent of Republican voters in Georgia believe ‘significant fraud occurred in the 2020 election,’ and just 31% ‘believe Kemp did enough to prevent voter fraud in the election.'”
  • “Just 33% of GOP voters would vote for Kemp regardless of his Republican competition.”
  • “In the Republican Senate primary in Georgia, former professional football player Herschel Walker, who has been endorsed by Trump, led state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black by a whopping 72% to 5%.”