Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seat in Georgia


President Trump trails Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden 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.

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 Loeffler (R). Loeffler trails both Warnock and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), all three of whom are on the ballot.

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

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