Jon Ossoff leads Karen Handel 48-47 percent in race for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional district in a new poll, with five percent undecided. This is a red-red district and the fact that the Democrat is in a dead heat spells trouble for the Republicans.
“This poll articulates the excitement and momentum we’ve been feeling on the ground: we’re winning,” said campaign manager Keenan Pontoni. “Although we’re not taking anything for granted, it’s important to consider how far we’ve come. Four months ago, nobody expected us to even break 40 percent.”
Pontoni continued, “Now, after our historic first-place finish on April 18th and this encouraging poll, we’re seeing the results of our community’s massive outreach efforts, and with our plans to ramp up those efforts even more, our campaign is well-positioned to win on June 20th.”
The poll of 590 likely voters was conducted on April 23-36 by Anzalone Liszt research. It finds Ossoff leading Handel by 12 points among those voters who voted on April 18 but did not vote in the 2014 midterm elections. The survey has a margin of error of 4.0 percentage points.