If you thought the Washington Post/SurveyMonkey poll of Georgia, showing Hillary Clinton with a 4 point lead over Donald Trump was a fluke, you might be incorrect. The latest Atlanta-Journal Constitution poll shows the race is deadlocked:
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Georgia with less than three weeks until Election Day, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll.
The poll released Friday shows Trump leading Clinton 44-42 among likely Georgia voters, which is within the poll’s margin of error. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 9 percent in the poll, and another 4 percent had not yet made up their minds.
It is the latest in a string of recent polls that show a tightening race in Georgia, which has voted for the GOP presidential nominee since 1996. An AJC poll released in August showed Clinton had a 4-point lead over Trump in Georgia.
Both candidates remain deeply unpopular in Georgia. About six in 10 voters had negative views of both Trump and Clinton. And a significant portion of voters – a third of Clinton’s supporters and almost half of Trump’s backers – said they see their pick vote for president more as a vote against their opponent.
For the record, Mitt Romney never led by anything less than eight points over Barack Obama in any poll in 2012. Romney’s victory over Obama in Georgia was eight points.
To think people were hilariously saying states like New York would be in play with Trump as the nominee.