Georgia’s Special Election Couldn’t Look Much Closer
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« on: June 20, 2017, 05:05:52 pm »

he special election to fill a congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th District may be anyone’s game, according to the final round of polling on the race.

Earlier surveys gave Democrat Jon Ossoff, who was backed by record levels of fundraising, a slight edge over Republican Karen Handel, whom he led by 2 to 3 points in most surveys. Ossoff led by 7 points in both a WXIA-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA in May and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey from Abt SRBI in early June.

A subsequent SurveyUSA poll, however, found the race tied, as did a second poll conducted for WSB-TV. One survey, from the GOP-affiliated Trafalgar Group, gave the edge to Handel, although it remains the only recent poll to do so.

Given the margin of error inherent in any survey ― not to mention the added difficulty of predicting who will turn out to vote in an off-year House runoff ― and the race looks about as close as it can get.

“We’re seeing this now an almost dead even race into the final 24 hours,” GOP pollster Mark Rountree, who conducted the WSB-TV survey, told the station. Both Handel and Ossoff described the race Monday as “neck and neck.”

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 05:10:07 pm »

he special election to fill a congressional seat in Georgia’s 6th District may be anyone’s game, according to the final round of polling on the race.

Earlier surveys gave Democrat Jon Ossoff, who was backed by record levels of fundraising, a slight edge over Republican Karen Handel, whom he led by 2 to 3 points in most surveys. Ossoff led by 7 points in both a WXIA-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA in May and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey from Abt SRBI in early June.

A subsequent SurveyUSA poll, however, found the race tied, as did a second poll conducted for WSB-TV. One survey, from the GOP-affiliated Trafalgar Group, gave the edge to Handel, although it remains the only recent poll to do so.

Given the margin of error inherent in any survey ― not to mention the added difficulty of predicting who will turn out to vote in an off-year House runoff ― and the race looks about as close as it can get.

“We’re seeing this now an almost dead even race into the final 24 hours,” GOP pollster Mark Rountree, who conducted the WSB-TV survey, told the station. Both Handel and Ossoff described the race Monday as “neck and neck.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/georgias-special-election-couldnt-look-much-closer_us_59491e14e4b07499199e88df

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 05:13:56 pm »

Many are voting against the Republican woman as a vote against Trump.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 07:38:29 pm »

Many are saying this election is a referendum on the president, but I don't believe that. The seat used to belong to Newt Gingrich and then became Tom Price's seat for a long time, which he last won reelection by a lot. The fact that it has gotten this tight shows the people who live there were fine with Price---either simply because he was the incumbent or they truly felt he best represented them---and now they're not willing to just vote for someone with the R beside their name. I believe it's the latter; that they feel he best represented them prior to him becoming HHS Secretary. This is what happens when you have an educated set of constituents who go into an election thinking about the issues and not the petty stuff. The majority of opinion polls in that district show the voters are worried about healthcare, which means baseless petty attacks about wages and comparisons to Nancy Pelosi will not guarantee Karen Handel or Jon Ossoff a win. Having the R beside her name will not guarantee her the win just like having the D beside his name will not guarantee him the win. If she wins, I actually think it will be because the voters feel she would best represent them. If Ossoff wins, it will be for the same reason. All of the outside money will have virtually no effect on how the people in that district vote. It's just not that type of uninformed district.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 09:43:13 am »

Many are voting against the Republican woman as a vote against Trump.

Doesn't that make them women haters?   

   

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