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GA-Sen A: New AJC Poll Has Jon Ossoff (D) Leading In The Democratic Primary

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Here’s the big news out of Georgia:

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Jon Ossoff, an investigative journalist and former 6th Congressional District candidate, leads the field with roughly one-third of the vote. His two most prominent opponents, Sarah Riggs Amico and former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, each tallied about 15% of the vote.

But the plurality of likely Democratic primary voters — about 39% — are still undecided nearly two months before an election that’s been upended by the outbreak of a disease that’s effectively ground traditional campaigns to a halt.

That means the Democratic race for Perdue’s U.S. Senate seat is essentially wide open, as candidates try to navigate how to reach out to voters when health officials are issuing escalating warnings about the growing threat of the illness.

If no candidate gets a majority of the vote, the two top finishers square off in a July runoff to decide who faces Perdue — a possibility the poll suggests is likely in a race transformed by the pandemic.

That race is separate from Georgia’s other Senate contest, which features a free-for-all pitting U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler against 20 challengers who will all be on the November ballot. That race, too, seems destined for a runoff in January to decide Georgia’s next senator.

The survey was conducted March 4-14 and included 807 likely Democratic primary voters. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Joe Biden has a 44 point lead over Bernie Sanders. We have a real primary here and a great chance to win this seat. Click below to donate and get involved with Ossoff or any of the other Democratic candidates' campaigns:

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