A new SurveyUSA poll for 11Alive in Atlanta found that Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are tied at 47 percent in Georgia’s special House election, one week from Election Day.
Another 6 percent of voters are still undecided in the poll, as Ossoff and Handel jockey to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price in Congress. Most recent public polling has shown Ossoff with a slight lead, but both candidates insist that this race is "neck and neck," as Ossoff said this weekend.
Ossoff leads among young people by a 3-to-2 margin and among newcomers to the state. Handel leads by the same 3-to-2 margin among seniors and longtime Georgia residents.
Both candidates have solidified their bases, per the poll, with 91 percent of those who backed President Donald Trump backing Handel, while 94 percent who voted for Hillary Clinton are supporting Ossoff. Trump’s favorable rating is 34 percent in the poll, while 47 percent view him unfavorably.
Survey USA released a poll three weeks ago that showed Ossoff with a 7-point lead over Handel, but this latest survey "includes fewer high-school educated and fewer lower-income respondents than did the previous survey." The Atlanta Journal Constitution also released a poll last week showing a 7-point Ossoff lead, but the polling average shows a much narrower race, with Ossoff ahead by about 2 or 3 points.
The poll interviewed 700 registered voters from June 7-11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.