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Study: Media’s Herschel Walker Coverage Is 88% Negative

'The people right now are having their voices heard, and their vote counted... '

(Headline USANews coverage of Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign has been overwhelmingly negative, according to a new report, while coverage of his Democrat opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, has been largely favorable.

A new study by the Media Research Center found that ABC, CBS and NBC News have blasted Walker with 88% negative coverage. Warnock, on the other hand, has enjoyed 71% positive press from these networks.

When the media covers Walker, more than half of its coverage is dedicated to the personal allegations against him, including one from a woman who said he pressured her to get an abortion.

The media has barely scratched the surface of the personal accusations against Warnock, though.

On Sept. 22, for example, CBS reporter Nikole Killion blasted Walker as “the Trump-backed Heisman Trophy winner [who] has been plagued by gaffes and accused of lying about his past,” while praising Warnock as the candidate who “gets favorable marks on character and experience.”

Walker and Warnock face off against each other again on a Dec. 6 runoff election.

Walker said he is confident in his ability to topple the Democrat incumbent, saying the record turnout in early voting so far “looks good” for his campaign.

“I think the turnout we’re seeing is good, and I want to encourage people to stick with it,” Warnock said earlier this week on the campaign trail.

More than 1 million Georgians have already cast their ballots in early voting, according to state officials.

Democrats have claimed the early voting numbers are better news for Warnock, since much of the turn-out has been concentrated in blue parts of the state. However, Walker said he is not worried.

“The people right now are having their voices heard, and their vote counted, and I’m happy with the turnout because I think it looks good for me,” Walker told Fox News.

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