US Midterms: Obama Campaigns for Georgia Democrats

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The Facts

  • With the midterms just 11 days away, former Pres. Obama is heading to Atlanta, Ga. to campaign for Democrats — including rallies for US Senate candidate Raphael Warnock and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

  • After Georgia voters elected Democratic Senators Warnock and Jon Ossoff two years ago, Republicans are looking to use the state to take back the Senate majority. Polls show Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker's race to be close.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Obama has been a powerful campaign force for Democrats for decades. With his approval rate having risen since leaving office and his rare appeal to independent voters, his presence on the campaign trail is a boon to the Democrats. No former president, including Trump, can boost a party's enthusiasm like Obama can — including in a key battleground like Georgia.

Republican narrative

Biden has ruined the Democrats' image so terribly that his party has replaced him with Obama on the campaign trail. While they may portray confidence in Obama's ability to campaign, what this proves is the Democrats are grasping at straws as they await a massive defeat in November.

Nerd narrative

There's a 56% chance that Raphael Warnock will be re-elected in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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