Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are tied — just one week before the runoff election in the hotly contested race for a House seat from Georgia, a new poll conducted for WXIA television in Atlanta revealed.
Here are the poll highlights:
- Forty-seven percent support Handel and another 47 percent back Ossoff. Six percent are still undecided.
- Ninety-one percent of those who voted for President Donald Trump support Handel.
- Ninety-four percent of those who voted for Hillary Clinton back Ossoff.
- Ninety-seven percent of "very" conservative voters support Handel.
"The findings underscore the fact that this race really comes down to turnout," said Emory political scientist Andra Gillespie. "Both campaigns need to get as many volunteers on the phones and out in neighborhoods reminding voters to turn out on Tuesday. The campaign that has the best organized get-out-the-vote operation will be the one who likely wins this race.
Three weeks ago, a similar poll showed Ossoff ahead by 7 points, the television station noted.
The new poll was conducted by Survey USA. Seven hundred registered voters were interviewed from June 7-11. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
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