Trump Leads Clinton in Georgia by Four Points

New polling from Opinion Savvy shows Republican Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton by 4.3 percentage points, just outside the poll’s margin of error of 4.1%. In the Senate race, Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson leads Democrat Jim Barksdale by 12.9 points, but hasn’t yet managed to break the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff.

Trump has the support of 46.3% of likely voters, followed by Clinton with 42.0%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has the support of 10.1% of likely voters, including 24.7% of those under age 30. 1.7% remain undecided. In the senate race, Isakson is favored by 47.0% of likely voters, Barksdale stands at 34.1%, and Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley has 5.9% support. 13.1% remain undecided in the Senate race.

Those supporting Trump were asked if they agreed with his belief that Russian president Vladimir Putin was a “strong leader.” 39% strongly agreed and 41% somewhat agreed with Trump, while 8% somewhat disagreed and 2% strongly disagreed. Clinton supporters were asked who should replace her should her current illness force her to drop out of the race. 58.5% thought that the replacement should be Joe Biden, while 28.5% said Bernie Sanders should take over. 4.0% wanted someone else, and 9.0% were undecided.

The poll was taken on September 14th for TV station Fox 5 in Atlanta. You can view the crosstabs here.

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blakeage80
blakeage80

Trump Supporters for most of the campaign: “The polls are rigged!”

Trump supporters now that he is ahead: “See, the polls say he is ahead, like we knew all along!”

Bart
Bart

Hillary supporters for most of the campaign, ‘The polls are great, gonna be a landslide’!

Hillary supporters now that she has A> passed out, B> called 50% of Trump supporters irredeemable deplorables, and C> Powell added to the ongoing emailgate, ‘We always knew this race would tighten up…speaking of race, did you know Trump is racist?’

Noway2016
Noway2016

All respect to Jon. Hillary has no chance in GA. None.

rengaw_a
rengaw_a

Isn’t that only 12.9% down for Barksdale there? Not sure it makes much of a difference, but it is still within the undecided percentage.

augusta52
augusta52

Would be interesting to see what the polling numbers are in Gwinnett County (where Obama got 45% in both 2008 and 2012, well above traditional Republican numbers in that county) and in several metro Atlanta State House districts, like House District 80 in Brookhaven area (Taylor Bennett) and adjoining House District 81 (Scott Holcomb)…Clinton probably wins metro Atlanta (now 29 counties), as Obama did in 2008 and (very narrowly) in 2012, but probably not by enough to offset Trump’s margins in rural Georgia and the smaller cities.

David C
David C

The easiest way to break down Georgia is in three parts: First, Atlanta proper and its biggest inner suburbs: Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb, and Gwinnett. In a Presidential year, Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb, and Gwinnett collectively have 1.4 million voters, about 1/3 of the state‚Äôs total. Second, you have the broader Atlanta metro-area, including the above four counties, but also including the outer suburbs and exurbs. Together, these 30 counties make up about 59% of the state’s vote total despite being less than the 20% of Georgia’s counties. Finally, you have the rest of the state. This includes Democratic leaning areas like… Read more »