As Governor Brian Kemp prepares to deliver his first State of the State address since his reelection, a new poll from The Atlanta Journal Constitution underscores that he has “never been stronger.”
Gov. Kemp’s approval rating now sits at a “record high, and most Georgians say the state is squarely on the right track,” The AJC’s Greg Bluestein reports.
The new poll shows about 62% of Georgia voters “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of Kemp’s performance. Bluestein adds that according to the poll conducted by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, “the poll has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.”
This marks the “highest approval Kemp has logged in an AJC poll since taking office in 2019 and a dramatic reversal from a nadir two years ago,” Bluestein explains. “Vilified by Trump and scorned by Democrats, just 42% of Georgia voters approved of Kemp’s performance back then.”
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Last week, Kemp appeared alongside Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at “one of the world’s most exclusive gatherings” in Davos, Switzerland.
The AJC’s Greg Bluestein reports that “amid gridlock in Washington,” Kemp told the World Economic Forum “Georgia’s economy is rocking and rolling.” Bluestein adds that Kemp advised politicians in the audience to be “straightforward with their audiences.”
Each year, hundreds of “billionaire financiers, corporate chieftains and heads of state” gather at the World Economic Forum. Bluestein writes that conservatives have come to view the forum as a “hated symbol of excess.”
Kemp has reportedly made sure to distance himself from the group currently meeting in Switzerland. The governor described himself as a ‘Georgia redneck going to Davos’ before the trip, and he “stood out as the only participant on the stage wearing cowboy boots,” Bluestein writes.
Before heading overseas, Kemp told state lawmakers that he was going to Davos because it’s “a great opportunity for me to be out here to share Georgia’s success story with people from around the world.
“I believe they can certainly learn a thing or two from us.”
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