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A new independent poll has found that the race for Congressional District 6 is still being led by Democrat Jon Ossoff, followed by Republicans Karen Handel and Bob Gray.
The report, released by The Trafalgar Group (TFG), polled over 450 likely special election voters in Congressional District 6.
Jon Ossoff locked 18 percent support, just a fraction of a point higher than Karen Handel. Bob Gray placed third with 13 percent support, followed by former Republican State Senator Judson Hill (8 percent), Tea Party leader Amy Kremer (3 percent), former Democrat State Senator Ron Slotin (3 percent), former Republican State Senator Dan Moody (2 percent), and Trump diversity leader Bruce LeVell (.45 percent). According to the survey, 34 percent of respondents were undecided or supporting another candidate.
TFG’s survey comes three weeks after zpolitics and Clout Research found Ossoff leading the field with 32 percent support.
Ossoff, who has the support of Democrat Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson, had been touted by several on the left as their best shot at flipping the traditionally red district. However, TFG Senior Strategist Robert Cahaly pointed to a wave of high-dollar, Star Wars-themed attacks against the Democrat front runner, which may have cut into his support.
“Last week the Congressional Leadership Fund, (GOP) Super PAC, placed a 7-figure media-buy attempting to knock Ossoff off of his lead, and it appears to be working,” Cahaly said. “Their theory in this game of Congressional special election Whac-A-Mole, is to hit the leading Dem enough to set an all-Republican runoff, but not so much that another Dem is elevated enough to contend.”
“So far the Congressional Leadership Fund folks appear to be exceptional whackers,” he added.
Like the poll released by zpolitics and Clout, TFG also found that President Trump’s approval ratings remain high in Tom Price’s former district. The latest results showed that 51 percent of voters approve of President Trump, while 41 percent disapprove.
The special election will take place on April 18th, with a runoff set for June 20th. The District includes Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
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