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Poll: Democrat Nunn Holds Thin Lead in Ga. Senate Race

Poll: Democrat Nunn Holds Thin Lead in Ga. Senate Race
Georgia Democratic US Senate candidate Michelle Nunn. (Erik S. Lesser/EPA/Landov)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:01 AM

Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate running for the open Senate seat in Georgia, has a razor thin lead against Republican David Perdue with less than two weeks until Election Day, a new poll has found.

According to a poll by SurveyUSA conducted Oct. 17-20 of 606 voters, 46 percent of Georgians are backing Nunn compared to 44 percent for Perdue, well within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error.

Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford has 4 percent support which, while small, could throw the race into a run-off on January 6 if neither of the two leading candidates reach the required 50 percent threshold to win the seat.

Other polls have indicated that the race has been a statistical tie for several weeks, but in the first week of October, Perdue had a 4-point lead in one poll and a 3-point lead in another.

Early voting to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss began on Oct. 13, and Republicans launched an aggressive get-out-the-vote campaign that they spent months building as part of their strategy to ensure supporters get to the polls, CNN reported.

Georgia GOP spokesman Ryan Mahoney described the effort as “the largest grassroots operation the party has had in modern history.”

“This is by far the most infrastructure that we’ve had in place,” Mahoney said, according to CNN. “In years past, this would be the point where everyone would start opening up headquarters and making calls.”

Democrats, however, are taking nothing for granted. Last week the party poured $1 million into the race as part of a shifting strategy to compensate for other races around the country where vulnerable incumbents have fallen behind their GOP rivals, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate running for the open Senate seat in Georgia, has a razor thin lead against Republican David Perdue with less than two weeks until Election Day, a new poll has found.
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