The race between Republican Sen. David Perdue and his Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff for the Georgia Senate runoff is at a virtual tie, according to a recently released Insider Advantage/Fox5 Atlanta poll.
In the survey, 49% supported Perdue, 47.8% backed Ossoff, and 3.2% were undecided, with early voting already underway for the Jan. 5 election.
If Democrats win both of the special Georgia Senate election races, they will have 50 Senate seats and control the chamber due to Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote as vice president in a Joe Biden administration.
Other results from the survey:
- Perdue is strongest among those who are 65 years or older with 56.4%, while Ossoff only has the support of 42.9% in that age group.
- Ossoff is performing best among those voters under the age of 30, with 48.7%, while Perdue has the backing of 40.5% in that age group.
- Among whites, Perdue holds a significant 68.4% to 28.8% advantage, while Ossoff has a commanding 79.6% to 16.7% lead among Blacks.
- Perdue has a large lead among men with 53.2%, while Ossoff only has 41.1%. Among women, the advantage is clearly with Ossoff at 54.6%, while Perdue is at 45.3%.
- While both candidates have the overriding backing of those in their own party, Ossoff holds a significant 55.7% to 31.4% lead over Perdue among independents.
The survey was conducted among 500 Georgia voters and has a margin of error of 4.4%.
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