A recent poll has indicated that Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is crushing incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) by 23 points, as the unelected appointee is hemorrhaging support after being accused of insider trading.
Battleground Connect conducted a survey throughout the state of Georgia from March 30 to April 1, asking about which candidate the respondents support in this year’s special election for the U.S. Senate. In addition to Loeffler and Collins, respondents also mentioned at least five other individuals as their preferred candidate in the race.
Collins devastated Loeffler in the new poll, receiving 36 percent of the support from Georgia voters. Loeffler only received 13 percent of the support. In the previous poll, Collins had a mere eight point lead over Loeffler. He now has accumulated 70 percent of the support from Republican voters, compared to Loeffler’s paltry 20 percent.
In a comparison of Collins’ level of support against the leading Democrat in the race, Collins beats Democrat Raphael Warnock by a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent. Loeffler is actually losing to Warnock by a margin of 40 percent to 41 percent in the poll.
Loeffler’s unfavorable ratings have grown to an incredible 55 percent, with Georgia voters rejecting the former Mitt Romney super-donor. This may be due to a recent scandal in which Loeffler was exposed for selling stock after receiving privileged information about the coronavirus pandemic at an exclusive Senate briefing.
Big League Politics reported on Loeffler’s dirty dealings that have been compared to insider trading by many observers:
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who was appointed to her post undemocratically against the wishes of President Donald Trump, has been revealed for selling stock shortly after a private briefing on the coronavirus.
She and her husband sold off a stunning seven figures worth of stock options after the Senate Health Committee held a private meeting with all Senators to brief them about the growing coronavirus epidemic.
“Appreciate today’s briefing from the President’s top health officials on the novel coronavirus outbreak. These men and women are working around the clock to keep our country safe and healthy,” Loeffler wrote in a tweet about the briefing at the time.
Loeffler dumped stocks worth between $50,001 and $100,000 in Resideo Technologies following the hearing. The stock for Resideo has dropped by half since that point, as the Dow Jones has tanked by losing roughly 10,000 points.
She also made a buy of between $100,000 and $250,000 in Citrix, a tech firm specializing in teleworking that has bucked the market during its downturn due to the increased demand for remote networking because of coronavirus.
The residents of Georgia are getting to know Loeffler, who was a relative unknown before her appointment to the Senate, and they do not like what they seeing. Collins is the prohibitive favorite heading into November’s special election.
Biden Backs Down, Apologizes: “I Was Much too Cavalier” With “You Ain’t Black” Comments
Biden had said that “you ain’t black” if you support Trump.
Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is backing down and apologizing for his outrageous comments on Charlamagne Tha God’s “The Breakfast Club” podcast, in which he stated that members of the black community who choose to support Donald Trump over himself “ain’t black.”
Biden had exploded at the radio host for skeptical questions related to his political record. “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The gaffe-prone Democrat was then promptly yanked away from the video segment by a handler, who appropriately suspected that the candidate had walked himself into a controversy.
Biden has now backed down and apologized for the racially charged claim, admitting he was “much too cavalier” on a phone call with the Black Chamber of Commerce.
“I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”
Black Republicans had slammed Biden for his seeming entitlement to the support of the black community. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott described the remarks as “taking the black community for granted-sadly par for the course for Democrats.”
Biden’s remarks could prove instrumental in leading many black voters to question their community’s longstanding support of the Democratic Party, which apparently sees itself as entitled to their votes. The first black Senators and Members of Congress were southern Republicans, who aligned themselves with the party’s founding figures of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
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