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Poll: Clinton up 4 points on Trump in Georgia

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Hillary Clinton has a 4-point lead over Donald Trump in a new poll of Georgia, which has been seen as a reliably safe state for Republicans in presidential elections.

Clinton leads Trump 44 percent to 40 percent according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey released Friday.

{mosads}Clinton’s lead shrinks to 3 points when third-party candidates enter the fray. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson places third, with 11 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein registers at 2 percent.

The poll highlights how the Trump-Clinton race appears to be putting previously safe states for Republicans into play for Clinton. Polls have also shown her competitive with Trump in Arizona and Utah. 

Georgia has voted for the GOP’s presidential nominee every election since 1996. Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s husband, is the last Democrat to turn Georgia blue, besting then-President George H.W. Bush in 1992.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found Clinton and Trump are equally unpopular in Georgia, with both scoring 58 percent unfavorability there.

It conducted its latest sampling of 847 registered voters in Georgia via interviews from Aug. 1 to 4 and has a 4 percentage point margin of error.

Hillary Clinton leads Trump by roughly 7 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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