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Poll: Georgia Race Closer Than Democrats Expected

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By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 12:57 PM

Democrats have high hopes for the special election for a vacant House seat in Georgia, but a new poll puts their chances of flipping the district in doubt.

A Decision Desk HQ-sponsored poll from Red Racing Horses suggests Democratic candidate Josh Ossoff can't avoid a runoff against one of five Republicans vying for the nomination.

  • Ossoff: 39 percent.
  • Karen Handel: 15 percent.
  • Bob Gray: 12 percent.
  • Dan Moody: 11 percent.
  • Judson Hill: 10 percent.

The other Democratic candidates each earned less than 5 percent in the RRH poll. Ossoff must win 50 percent or more of the vote to avoid a runoff election. 39,000 ballots have already been cast, with half going to Osseff. According to The New York Times, current turnout is 44 percent Democrat, 40 percent Republican.

"The early voting numbers and our internal polling continue to demonstrate that this is winnable on Tuesday," Ossoff told Georgia Tech students Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "But it's only winnable if we sprint through the finish line with more intensity, more passion and less sleep than any other campaign out there."

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