What we know about Georgia voters ahead of Senate runoff
Black voters have made up nearly a third of the early electorate so far, while more than a quarter of voters so far are under 50.
Georgians had only five mandatory days of early voting this year, compared with three weeks during the last runoff and for last month’s general election.
Overall, 2022 midterm turnout was slightly up from the 2018 midterms but down more than 21% from the 2020 general election.
In the runoff, I think he’ll need to do that as well.”CNN exit polls of Georgia voters in the November election show that the share of independent voters shrank 4 percentage points compared with 2020.
However, independent voters were 24% of the electorate, which Warnock won by 11 points, according to CNN exit polls.
The share of Black voters was the lowest of any Georgia election since the 2018 midterms.
A CNN exit poll from 2021 showed that Warnock won 93% of Black voters in Georgia’s last runoff election, a 6-point improvement from the general election held in November 2020.
Black voters’ share of Georgia’s electorate increased in the 2021 runoff election when Warnock faced Sen. Kelly Loeffler after neither took a majority of the vote in the 2020 general election.
Black voters made up 28% of the Georgia electorate in that runoff, slightly higher than their share in the 2020 general election.
He won 68% of the 18-24 vote in the 2021 runoff – a 16-point improvement over Democrats in the 2020 general election.
He also won the support of 67% of urban voters in the 2021 runoff, 4 points more than Democrats’ share in 2020.
Warnock won 69% of 18-24 year-olds and 68% of urban voters in last month’s general election.