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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:00 AM Dec 2020

Republicans hold slight edge in Georgia Senate runoffs: poll [View all]

Source: The Hill

Georgia Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler currently have a slight lead over their Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, in the state's critical Senate runoff races, according to a new Emerson College poll.

In both highly contentious races, the Republican senators are leading with 51 percent of the vote. Warnock and Ossoff are holding at 48 percent, and 1 percent is undecided.

According to poll results, Ossoff and Warnock are favored by the younger demographic, especially with voters under the age of 30, while Loeffler and Perdue are more popular with older voters, those 65 and older.

Voters in rural areas are also polling toward the Republican tickets, with Loeffler and Perdue leading with 68 percent and 67 percent of the vote, respectively. In urban/suburban regions, the Democrats are ahead, with Warnock at 75 percent of the vote and Ossoff with 73 percent.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/530601-republicans-hold-slight-edge-in-georgia-senate-runoffs-poll

While I think Loeffler/Perdue will win because of their pandering to Trumpsters to drive up turnout, Democrats should still fight hard and push back against the lies and corruption of Trump and his supporters.

I understand that Democrats cannot frame the race as a referendum on whether Biden takes office, because it is not. On the other hand, Trump has been framing the race as a drive for support to reject the results of the presidential election, which will motivate his base. Indeed, once Perdue/Loeffler publicly commit to rejecting their own State's electoral votes, they should easily win Georgia as Trumpsters see the runoff as a mulligan for the Presidential election.

Still, we should try to make the race as close as we can in order to promote law and order and push back against the efforts to promote a coup.

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Turnout, turnout, turnout RockRaven Dec 2020 #1
Biden Will Get NOTHING Accomplished Without The Senate sfstaxprep Dec 2020 #2
I'll be surprised if multiple cabinet members do get confirmed. n/t PoliticAverse Dec 2020 #4
Or any of his judicial nominees. n/t LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 2020 #10
Yes, OP says "Democrats cannot frame the race as a referendum on whether Biden takes office" thesquanderer Dec 2020 #21
The House majority is a real worry for 2022. Lonestarblue Dec 2020 #22
People still believe those "poll" things? n/t PoliticAverse Dec 2020 #3
I hope you're right mdbl Dec 2020 #16
Polls will always be off by at least the amount the Republicans cheat by. thesquanderer Dec 2020 #20
I'm actually encouraged Bayard Dec 2020 #5
Emerson College turbinetree Dec 2020 #6
A- rating Funtatlaguy Dec 2020 #7
That's what 538 says, and then this turbinetree Dec 2020 #8
Both races are tighter than a frogs 🐸 butt. As they say in Georgia. Funtatlaguy Dec 2020 #9
LOL you watered that phrase down a bit mdbl Dec 2020 #17
Southern Gentleman. Lol. Funtatlaguy Dec 2020 #18
We know that's water-tight! NotANeocon Dec 2020 #30
A poll is but a snapshot in time....... secondwind Dec 2020 #11
Sounds Like Democrats Need To DallasNE Dec 2020 #12
So the billionaires using their office corruptly to make money gets the rural Georgia vote? Midnight Writer Dec 2020 #13
One word. Abortion. Funtatlaguy Dec 2020 #19
Trafalgar polling Etherealoc1 Dec 2020 #14
I have and am donating to Warnock and Ossoff, but I am under no illusion about Georgia still_one Dec 2020 #15
The Hill ReRe Dec 2020 #23
Waiting to see the next A rated SurveyUSA results. They had our Dems ahead on Dec 3. JudyM Dec 2020 #24
K&R. nt Wednesdays Dec 2020 #25
Given the numbers are the same in both races, it's now purely partisan andym Dec 2020 #26
The Economist poll aggregator will not use Emerson due to poor polling methods Thekaspervote Dec 2020 #27
On the fourth day of advanced in person voting in Gwinnett GA ga_girl Dec 2020 #28
Interpretation is everything!1 NotANeocon Dec 2020 #29
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