A SurveyUSA poll released on Thursday shows Democrat Stacey Abrams trailing both former U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Governor Brian Kemp in possible November matchups in the contest to be the next governor of Georgia.

In a hypothetical fall matchup against Abrams, Perdue leads by three percentage points, 49 percent to 46 percent.

Abrams additionally trails Kemp in the poll by five points, 45 percent to 50 percent.

She has an 8-point lead over Kemp among 18 to 34-year-olds and an 11-point lead over Perdue in the same age group.

Amongst the poll respondents in which crime was the most important issue, Perdue runs 13 points stronger than Kemp against Abrams.

According to the poll, “62% of likely November voters say candidates’ plans to address crime will be a major factor in their votes this fall, up and down the ballot; 26% say these plans will be minor factor in their vote; 7% say they won’t be a factor at all.”

Kemp holds 92 percent of Republican respondents against Abrams, while Perdue holds 90 percent in this poll.

SurveyUSA describes the poll methodology in a statement: “SurveyUSA interviewed 2,000 Georgia adults online 04/22/22 through 04/27/22, using sample provided by Lucid Holdings LLC of New Orleans. Of the adults, 1,587 were registered to vote; of the registered voters, 1,278 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the November general election and were asked the questions which follow. The pool of adult survey respondents was weighted to US Census targets for gender, age, race, education, and home ownership.”

Kemp and Perdue are scheduled to face off in a debate on Sunday. The Republican primary for governor is scheduled for May 24.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Perdue in the primary and has continually said very harsh things about Kemp throughout the campaign.

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected] Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitter, and Parler.
Photo “Stacey Abrams” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo “David Perdue” by PalmettoCrescent. CC BY-SA 4.0. Photo “Brian Kemp” by Brian Kemp. Background Photo “Georgia State Capitol” by DXR. CC BY-SA 4.0.