Here’s some good news today out of Georgia courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll:
Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff gained national acclaim in the spring of 2017, when he came shy of the 50 percent threshold to flip a reliably red congressional seat in the first competitive special election of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Three years after coming up short in that runoff against Republican Karen Handel, polling has shown the 33-year-old on the cusp of a similar situation in his bout with Sen. David Perdue: Ossoff and the incumbent Republican are locked in a tight race, mostly south of the 50 percent mark in public polling.
In the final stretch of the campaign, Democrats are counting on former Vice President Joe Biden to help raise Ossoff’s chances by exceeding expectations and convincingly winning the state, while most Republicans are hoping for an Election Day pro-Trump surge to dampen the Democratic candidate’s margin and push the Senate race into a January runoff.
The latest Morning Consult Political Intelligence tracking of the Senate race shows Ossoff leading Perdue 46.5 percent to 45.5 percent, while Biden is ahead of Trump by 3 percentage points, 48.8 percent to 46.4 percent, in the Peach State. The survey, conducted Oct. 22-31 among 1,743 likely voters in Georgia, has a 2-point margin of error.
The poll’s overall findings — that the Senate margin in the state is razor thin, with neither candidate over 50 percent — mirror most other surveys conducted over the same time period, according to FiveThirtyEight’s compilation.
Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Georgia Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Warnock, Ossoff, Biden and their fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns: