AJC: “Much to the angst of Republicans, the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll proves [Perdue’s] concerns correct,” that the state of Georgia is in play
ATLANTA — As Senator David Perdue’s race remains “neck-and-neck,” a new AJC analysis reports that Senator Perdue is facing the same challenges that have forced President Trump to play defense in Georgia as Perdue’s Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, is polling evenly with Perdue among independent voters, a voting bloc that has traditionally leaned Republican in Georgia. Perdue’s race being “up for grabs” reflects a consistent narrative surrounding Perdue’s reelection bid as “teetering on a knife’s edge,” or even trailing his Democratic opponent in recent polling.
Senator Perdue infamously went back on his principle and refused to stand up to his own party by agreeing to move forward with whomever Trump nominates to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, despite not knowing if that person supports ending the Affordable Care Act and its coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Additionally, questions from reporters still loom about whether or not Perdue was under investigation after taking heat for “heavy [stock] trading” just as the coronavirus outbreak was beginning to spread in the U.S.
Mitch McConnell’s super PAC has also spent more money in Georgia than any other battleground Senate state to keep so-called “original outsider” (and actual “establishment player”) Perdue afloat as his failed leadership continues to be under scrutiny.
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