Polls show the economy is the biggest issue for registered voters in Georgia, with 66% saying the country is on the wrong track. According to a recent University of Georgia survey, only 19% believe it’s headed in the right direction.
“You know, when it’s all said and done, I think most people vote out of their own pockets. Right?” Lou Vallows, a retired federal agent, said at an Atlanta restaurant, “What’s happening halfway around the world when I’m at the booth isn’t an important issue for me. What’s more important to me is what my family does financially.”
And is causing some voters in Georgia to cut groceries and other basic expenses.
Susan Reeder, an Atlanta resident, said, “Every single day you go to the grocery store to buy food, it costs more. You go to the gas station, it costs more. And the pay isn’t increasing, so you have to pay more.” Change has to be made.” ,
But Reeder credits incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp for trying to keep prices down, saying “the state has done very well” when it comes to helping with gas prices.
Kemp is up for re-election just four years after defeating Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, who is seeking re-election
Georgia is also facing another— between the US Senate incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, the University of Georgia football giant. The race will help decide which party controls the Senate and is one of the closest, most expensive and controversial elections in the country.
“The only race I focus on right now is Warnock and Herschel,” said Gary Heath.
The two have clashed over topics like abortion and gun control – issues that are also important to voters in the state, which saw record levels of early turnout.
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Georgia resident Clara Jackson said she felt as though something had been taken away from the women.
“I felt like something was taken away from the women, something they’ve been fighting for years, and now all of a sudden, here you go, it’s back again,” she said at a restaurant in Savannah,