New Poll Shows Dem Jon Ossoff Opening Up 7-Point Lead In Georgia House Race

Democratic candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional Seat Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Dunwoody, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Democrat Jon Ossoff leads Republican Karen Handel by seven points in the special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia, according to a new poll from local television station WXIA.

Ossoff earned 51 percent of voters’ support to Handel’s 44 percent support in the poll, which was released Monday and conducted by SurveyUSA.

SurveyUSA’s previously polled the race in April, before the initial jungle primary that sent Ossoff and Handel, the top two finishers, into a runoff. In that poll, Ossoff had a significant lead over his numerous Republican opponents.

Ossoff and Handel will face off in a June 20 runoff election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Democrats are hopeful they can channel anti-Trump fervor into a win for Ossoff, given that Trump won the ruby-red district by just one point in November.

SurveyUSA polled 700 registered voters from May 16-20 by phone. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

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  1. Avatar for dv01 dv01 says:

    DO. NOT. TAKE. IT. FOR. GRANTED. Time to work even harder.

  2. Can I get an “amen” from the front row? Two reasons:

    1. Complacency leads to defeat. Recent painful examples are left as an exercise.
    2. Victory is good, but crushing victory is better. Nothing would better put the fear of God - and better yet, fear of voters - into vulnerable Reps than having Ossoff crush it by double digits in freaking Georgia.
  3. If past is prologue, Trump will be on this election like a motherfucker. Will do anything not to lose it!

    We need to really be prepared and so please open your minds and wallets as to what you can do! Contact his campaign if you can provide support, knock on doors, drive people to the polls, make phone calls, whatever they need!

  4. Victory is good, but crushing victory is better.

    That would be great but it’s just not going to happen. This district is Republican. There aren’t enough Democrats to make that happen. Having said that, Ossoff will most likely win here.

    IMO, the seven point lead is too optimistic. Most likely, the seven points will translate to a one or two point lead. I dont have a problem with that because I really think he can win and, in doing so, will put the wind at our backs.

  5. No counting chickens. Act as if you are 1 point down and bust your ass off to GOTV.

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