New Poll Shows Handel Pulling Even With Ossoff In Georgia Special Election

Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel speaks at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are tied among registered voters with just a week to go before the runoff election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia, according to a new poll released Tuesday from Atlanta TV station WXIA.

The candidates are tied at 47 percent support in the poll, which was conducted by SurveyUSA.

The survey marks a significant drop in support for Ossoff since SurveyUSA’s last poll for WXIA, which was released in late May and showed Ossoff with a seven-point lead over Handel.

SurveyUSA polled 700 registered voters from June 7-11 by phone with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

The runoff election to fill Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s former seat will take place June 20.

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