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Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia

Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE trails Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Biden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' MORE by 1 percentage point in Georgia, according to a new survey, while Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) trails challenger Jon Ossoff (D) by the same margin.

In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released Monday, the former vice president leads Trump 47 percent to 46 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgenson has the support of 3 percent of respondents.

Biden also leads Trump on the issue of which candidate would better handle racial equality in the U.S., 50 percent to 42 percent. Roughly 2 in 3 respondents — 67 percent — cited this issue as important to their vote.

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In one of Georgia's Senate races, Ossoff leads Perdue, 46 percent to 45 percent. Four percent of respondents are supporting Libertarian candidate Shane Hazel, pollsters noted.

The results indicate a statistical tie for both races, given the poll's 4-percentage-point margin of error.

Democrat Raphael Warnock holds a clear lead, however, in the state's special Senate election for the seat currently held by Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerHouse Democrat accuses Air Force of attempting to influence Georgia runoff races Ossoff, Warnock to knock on doors in runoff campaigns Record number of ballots requested in Georgia runoff election MORE (R). Loeffler trails both Warnock and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsMajority say they want GOP in control of Senate: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans Georgia secretary of state says wife has received threatening texts about recount MORE (R-Ga.), all three of whom are on the ballot.

The new poll was conducted between Oct. 14-23 among 1,145 likely voters.