Latest Polling in GA Shows a Wide Gap Between Trump and Pence Candidates

For months now, the nation has been left to wonder just how much influence Donald Trump is going to have in politics moving forward.

Sure, he is certainly one of the most popular Republicans of the present day, (and likely all time), he is not without controversy.  (And that may be a bit of an understatement).  Trump is under investigation at current, and the left is working as hard as they can to dig up dirt on the former President under the guise of an investigation into January 6th.

Yet still there are few who can claim more sway over the GOP than Trump…but former Vice President Mike Pence appears to be taking a stab at it.

The Georgia gubernatorial race is now giving us our first clue as to whether or not the former veep has what it takes.

Gov. Brian Kemp is leading former Sen. David Perdue by 32 points less than a week away from Georgia’s highly anticipated Republican gubernatorial primary, according to a Fox News poll published Wednesday.

Sixty percent of Georgia Republican primary voters prefer Kemp, compared with 28 percent who say they support Perdue. It’s a notable shift from March, when 50 percent of voters said they preferred Kemp, while 39 percent selected Perdue as their favorite.

Here is where the national slant comes in:

The May 24 primary between Perdue and Kemp has seen heavy involvement from former President Donald Trump, who has made the governor one of his top midterm targets, along with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, for refusing to intervene and overturn the state’s election results in 2020, when President Joe Biden narrowly won Georgia.

And former Vice President Mike Pence, who has also been the subject of Trump’s 2020 wrath, threw his support into the race last week, announcing he will hold a rally with Kemp on primary eve — his most notable act of defiance against his former boss to date.

Trump, meanwhile, has campaigned for Perdue and thrown money into the race. His political action committee and other Trump-aligned groups have boosted the campaign and funded TV advertisements hammering Kemp. But despite the weight of Trump’s intervention, top Republicans believe Kemp can secure more than 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a June run-off race against his rival.

Rumors of Pence’s potential run for the 2024 presidential nomination have been kicking around for a while, and besting a Trump-endorsed candidate in a state that went blue in 2020 may very well be the sign he needs to make a decision.