— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 8, 2017
The poll’s almost five percent margin of error leaves the race a statistical dead heat according to Landmark Communications pollster Mark Roundtree.
“It’s still definitely a dead heat,” Rountree said. “Nothing has changed in the scheme of the whole campaign. Nothing has changed in the sense that this really does come down to getting out the vote.”
“We are just two weeks out from Election Day and this campaign is in a dead-heat,” Karen Handel’s campaign said in a statement Thursday. “The most recent polling has our campaign just a couple of points behind Jon Ossoff. — but everything is within the statistical margin of error.”
Even a dead heat is a plus for Ossoff as Georgia’s 6th district has been a reliable Republican seat.
“It’s clear Georgia voters want fresh, independent leadership in Washington, not another career politician,” Ossoff’s campaign said in a statement.
Early voting is underway in the suburban Atlanta 6th district. In person voting will be held on Election Day, June 20.
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