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)

WSB-TV reports that a WSB-TV/Landmark Communications survey of Georgia’s 6th District voters, taken May 30-31, shows ex-congressional aide Democrat Jon Ossoff  leading  former Georgia Secretary of State Republican Karen Handel 49%-48%. Ossoff actually holds a slight lead over Handel – 49.1 percent to 47.6 percent, but that is well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. Yes it’s a garbage poll.

According to WSB-TV there some usual trends in the poll:

Ossoff leads with younger voters, age 18-39, while Handel has the edge with voters older than 65.

Male voters tend to go more for Handel, and female voters tend to support Ossoff.

As we reported last week, this contest is by far the most expensive U.S. House race in the nation’s history costing more than $36 million overall so far.

The Democrats, desperate for a win have done everything they can to nationalize this race by making  it a referendum on President Trump. So it is surprising that Ossoff declined to debate Handel on a national stage. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ossoff will not participate in a June 13 Atlanta Press Club event that CNN had proposed to broadcast.

The Journal’s Political Insider blog reports the Handel campaign claims Ossoff fears a national debate because “His fictitious narrative and flimsy resume won’t stand up to scrutiny” and the “questioning that would have likely been dominated by national correspondents from CNN.”

Early voting in the GA6 June 20 runoff is underway and continues through June 16.