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

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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.