Monthly Archives: August 2016

Trump Lead Narrows in Georgia

Donald Trump’s average lead in Georgia has dropped from 5.5 points in late July to 3.75 points after a pair of polls released on August 1 reveal a tightening race in the usually reliable red state. As a result, we’ve adjusted this race rating from Likely R to Lean R.

A poll conducted by SurveyUSA for local station WXIA-TV over the weekend of 7/29-7/31 showed Trump leading a four-way race by just 4 points:

Donald Trump (R) 46%
Hillary Clinton (D) 42%
Gary Johnson (L) 5%
Jill Stein (G) 2%

A one-day poll conducted by Landmark for WSB-TV on 7/31 actually showed Trump and Clinton tied.

Donald Trump (R) 45%
Hillary Clinton (D) 45%
Gary Johnson (L) 4%
Jill Stein (G) 1%