GOP in “jeopardy” across the board while “Republicans know this is a serious race,” facing poor polling numbers and rising Democratic enthusiasm
ATLANTA — After Sabato’s Crystal Ball yesterday moved the state’s regular Senate election closer to Jon Ossoff, Inside Elections is continuing to prove that that “Georgia is in play” and today moved both of Georgia’s Senate races toward the Democrats.
Senator David Perdue has already sounded the alarm on his increasingly close race — and is backed up by “a preponderance of recent polling” showing Democrats either leading or statistically tied with the “establishment player” senator. And in “yet another sign that Republicans know this is a serious race,” outside groups — including the NRSC – are planning to spend more than $24 million to bail out Perdue.
Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins’ “messier race” has also put Republicans in a rough spot. Loeffler’s stock trading scandal “has done significant damage to her image among voters,” while Collins is still not “able to consolidate GOP support,” forcing the two to continue “battling it out” while polls show each trailing Democratic candidates in head-to-head match-ups.
Meanwhile, Georgia Democrats just broke turnout records in the state primary and are ready to win up and down the ballot in November. Georgia Republicans in both races, however, are stuck in “jeopardy” with an “increasingly competitive” battleground map.
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Georgia. David Perdue (R)
Georgia. Kelly Loeffler (R)