September 15, 2016 4:04 PM
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.