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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 TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE trails Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPutin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president 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 LoefflerHerschel Walker skips Georgia's GOP convention Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock 9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 MORE (R). Loeffler trails both Warnock and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGeorgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Poll shows tight GOP primary for Georgia governor The Hill's Morning Report - Census winners and losers; House GOP huddles 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.