New poll shows tight presidential race in Georgia

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Biden campaign sells 'I paid more income taxes than Trump' stickers Trump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose MORE holds a slim lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE in Georgia, according to a new poll.

Biden leads by a narrow 2-point margin over Trump among likely Georgia voters, with 46 percent of the vote compared to Trump’s 44 percent, according to a SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday. Biden’s lead is well within the poll’s plus or minus 5.3 percentage point margin of error.

Trump has consistently trailed Biden in recent national polls, and Biden has also had the lead in a number of key swing states. In 2016, Trump won Georgia by about 5 points.

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The poll also indicates a number of tight races congressional races across the state.

Sen. David Perdue (R) is neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff. Purdue leads Ossoff by just 3 points, which is also within the margin of error, at 44 percent compared to Ossoff’s 41 percent, based on the poll.

In the special election to fill a Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate race Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race Lobbying world MORE (R), Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate race The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements GOP, Democrats look to galvanize women with SCOTUS fight MORE (R), who was appointed to serve in the seat until the election, is leading the other candidates in the "jungle primary" with 26 percent of the vote. The jungle primary will be held on Election Day, and if no one wins a majority, the top two finishers will advance to a Jan. 5 runoff. 

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate race The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements GOP, Democrats look to galvanize women with SCOTUS fight MORE (R) and the Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) are behind Loeffler at 17 percent each. They are trailed by Matt Lieberman (D), the son of former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), at 13 percent support, based on the poll. 

Perdue’s race is rated a “toss-up” by The Cook Political Report, while the seat held by Loeffler is rated “lean” Republican. 

The poll was conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. It surveyed 800 Georgia adults, including 669 registered to vote. Of those registered to vote, Survey USA determined 623 are likely to vote in the general election. The survey was conducted Aug. 6-8.