PPP poll finds Biden leading in Georgia

Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE has opened up a 4-point lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE in Georgia, according to a new poll released on Monday, suggesting that the former vice president is making gains in a state long considered a safe bet for Republicans. 

The survey, commissioned by the group End Citizens United and fielded by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), shows Biden garnering 49 percent of the vote in Georgia, while Trump takes 45 percent. Six percent of those surveyed are undecided. 

National Journal's Hotline first reported the results of the poll. 


The poll is another sign that Trump’s reelection prospects are on increasingly shaky ground. A Democratic hasn’t won a presidential contest in Georgia since 1992, and Trump carried the state in 2016 by 5 points. 

But Democrats argue that a changing demographic and political landscape in the state has put it in play. In 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams came within 2 points of beating Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor. That same year, Democrat Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathBiden pushes into Trump territory This week: House returns for pre-election sprint House Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts MORE ousted former Rep. Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelHouse Democrats' campaign arm reserves .6M in ads in competitive districts Black Lives Matter movement to play elevated role at convention QAnon backer Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia GOP runoff MORE (R) in the state’s 6th Congressional District.

This year, Biden’s campaign is pushing to make the state a battleground in the presidential election. Meanwhile, Democrats are eying Georgia’s two Senate seats in an effort to expand their path to the majority.

The PPP survey released on Monday shows that Trump is still viewed more favorably than Biden in the state — but not by much. Forty-four percent of respondents reported a favorable view of the president, compared to 49 percent who view him unfavorably. 

Biden, on the other hand, garners favorable reviews from 41 percent of respondents, while 48 percent said they view him unfavorably. Another 11 percent said they are still unsure about their impressions of Biden, while 7 percent said they are unsure about their feelings on Trump.

The End Citizens United-PPP poll surveyed 734 Georgia voters from June 25 to 26. It has a margin of sampling error of 3.6 percentage points.