Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is declining in support among party voters in the Peach State.
Kemp came under fire from former President Donald Trump and his supporters for his botched handling of the 2020 presidential election, and it appears the chickens are coming home to roost.
A new poll conducted by Republican polling firm Remington Research Group showed Kemp leading challenger Vernon Jones 39 to 35 percent. Another 26 percent were undecided.
The former Georgia representative previously served as a Democrat before supporting former President Donald Trump.
Kemp has served as governor since 2018. He previously served as Georgia’s Secretary of State.
The governor faced criticism from Trump over his handling of the 2020 presidential election. The former president lost the vote in Georgia by less than 13,000 votes.
An overwhelming majority of the state’s likely Republican voters hold a favorable view of Trump, according to the poll. An endorsement from the former president could make a difference regarding who leads Georgia after the 2022 election.
Trump has yet to endorse any candidate for governor in Georgia and has yet to make a statement regarding the race.
The survey was based on responses from 1,040 likely Republican primary voters. Its margin of error was plus or minus 3 percent.