Poll Shows Ossoff With 7-Point Lead Over Handel In Georgia House Race

Candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Atlanta. The two meet in a June 20 special election.(Branden... Candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Atlanta. The two meet in a June 20 special election.(Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MORE LESS

Democrat Jon Ossoff leads Republican Karen Handel by seven points among registered voters in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released on Friday.

Ossoff earned 51 percent support and Handel earned 44 percent support in the poll, conducted by Abt Associates.

A poll released Thursday evening by WSB-TV showed Ossoff leading Handel by a much smaller margin of 2.5 points, however.

The AJC/Abt Associates poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters June 5-8 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Handel and Ossoff will face off in a June 20 runoff to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia.

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