The fate of the Senate now lies in the hands of Georgia voters, as a pair of runoff races are set to commence on January 5th. This has put the Peach State square at the center of the American political world for the next several weeks, and every soundbite and survey will be painstakingly picked apart.
This week, the news isn’t so good for the Republican candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are currently trailing their opponents in the polls.
Both Democrat Senate hopefuls Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are leading the Republican incumbents in Georgia’s upcoming runoff, a SurveyUSA election poll released this week found.
This week’s survey showed Ossoff increasing his lead over Sen. David Perdue from an identical survey taken three weeks ago, jumping from a two-point lead to a five-point lead, or 51 percent to 46 percent.
Three percent remain decided in each race.
The survey, taken December 16-20 among 600 likely runoff voters, has a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percent, bringing Ossoff’s lead within the margin.
Warnock has been largely decided by the Republican mainstream as a “radical” Reverend, whose church once hosted Fidel Castro.
Warnock himself has been accused of defending Marxism as well, making him an easy target for the capitalism-heavy GOP.
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