Democrats close to picking up House Seat from Georgia

March 30, 2017 Atlanta – Sixth Congressional District candidate Jon Ossoff speaks during a press conference on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Members of the Georgia House and Senate Democratic Caucus endorse Sixth Congressional District candidate Jon Ossoff under the Gold Dome and encourage early voting. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

NEW THIS MORNING – SPECIAL ELECTION SEASON – More polling in GA-06 special election: A day after a Congressional Leadership Fund poll came out claiming a slowdown in momentum for Democrats here, released its own poll in the Georgia special election showing Democrat Jon Ossoff, who’s raised more than $4 million for his race, with 40 percent of the vote. (That’s actually pretty similar to CLF’s 36 and 37 percent in two March polls.) Another 19 percent of primary voters are still undecided in the MoveOn poll, followed by the crowded Republican field: former Secretary of State Karen Handel had 18 percent, state Sen. Judson Hill has 8 percent, and former state Sen. Dan Moody and Johns Creek City Councilman Bob Gray had 7 percent each. The poll found that Independents support Ossoff by a 21-point margin. The poll release did not include favorability numbers on any of the candidates. Lake Research Partners surveyed 350 likely voters from March 26 to March 28. The margin of error is plus or minus 5.2 percentage points. Read the memo here.


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