Black Men, A Key Voting Bloc, Could Decide Georgia Governor’s Race

Stacey Abrams

At a glance

  • As the rematch between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams winds to a close, Black men are fixed as one of the race’s central focal points; some reports have suggested that their tepid enthusiasm for Abrams could hamstring her second bid.
  • According to internal polling released by her campaign and obtained by the New York Times this fall, Abrams’ support among Black men lagged 2018 figures by about eight points.
  • The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll also suggests lukewarm enthusiasm among Black voters generally ahead of the midterm elections.

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