The run-off election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is going to be tight—an every-vote-matters situation. On the one hand you have high Democratic enthusiasm and an appealing candidate, while on the other hand you have a strongly Republican district. But Jon Ossoff and Democrats have just gotten two pieces of good news, about where the race stands right now and about how they can organize over the next two weeks.
A new poll from Gerstein Bocian Agne (a Democratic pollster) shows Ossoff strong on two fronts. First, he leads Karen Handel 50 to 48. Second, Ossoff’s supporters are more enthusiastic: “1-in-5 Handel voters are less certain about their support for her” and may be less likely to turn out and vote. And while the House’s Trumpcare vote—and Handel’s support for it—may help motivate the intense Republican base, it’s not likely to help with independents and even some less extremist Republican voters.
Democrats are also getting an opportunity to translate some of that enthusiasm into new voters. Georgia had said that no one could register after March 20 and vote in the June 20 run-off, but a federal judge ordered the state to re-open registration until May 21 after civil rights groups filed suit. In an election where every vote will matter and where there’s a lot more excitement for Ossoff, it’s possible that registering some new voters could make a difference.
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