(Liberty Bell) – One of the president’s most ardent supporters in the House, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is blowing away any potential competition in a new poll on the recently-appointed interim Senator for the state.
Collins has over triple the support from Republican voters in Georgia compared to interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) ahead of the state’s Senate Republican primary, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
A Maxon-Dixon survey found varied support for Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp’s nomination for Loeffler, a business execurive, to fill the state’s senate seat.
Thirty-five percent of Georgia voters approved of Kent as the interim senator, while 29 percent disapproved of the appointment and 36 were unsure, according to Breitbart News.
A poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that Republican voters in Georgia had differing views of the new Republican interim senator.
The PPP survey revealed that 20 percent of voters view Loeffler favorable, 18 percent unfavorably, and 62 percent unsure.
Meanwhile, a stunning 65 percent have a favorable view of Collins, just six percent have an unfavorable view, and 29 percent unsure.
If the senate race were between Collis and Loeffler, Republican support for Collins is over three times what Loeffler has.
While 56 percent of Republican voters would support the congressman, only 16 percent would choose Loeffler. 27 percent said that they were unsure.
The two Georgia Senate Republican primary polls follow as Collins continues to consider whether to run for the Georgia Senate seat. On November 3, 2020, the state will hold a special election to fill the remaining two years of former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-GA) six-year term.
Kemp appointed Loeffler to the Senate seat over President Trump’s and grassroots conservatives’ opposition to the nomination. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Fox News host Sean Hannity, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and conservative radio personality Mike Levin have all backed Collins over Loeffler for the Georgia Senate race.
The two Georgia polls could signal an opening for Collins to enter the race as an early front-runner in the Senate Republican primary. Collins has spent much of the last several months defending Trump as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee during the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
The Mason-Dixon poll was conducted between December 19 and 23, contacting 625 registered Georgia voters through telephone, and has a four percentage point margin of error. The PPP survey surveyed 711 likely Republican voters.