Race is a now a “Toss Up” as Ossoff continues to gain momentum while Perdue struggles in the polls and fundraising
ATLANTA — Today, with Senator David Perdue outraised by Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff and trailing or statistically tied in recent polls, the Cook Political Report became the latest political prognosticators to confirm that that “the state of Georgia is in play” in a new analysis that moved the race to a “Toss Up.”
The Cook Political Report’s Jessica Taylor notes that Georgia is “looking more like a swing state than ever” with “new polling numbers from both Democrats and private Republican polling” showing evidence that the race is moving in the Democrats’ favor. And the rating change comes on the heels of polling released just yesterday showing both Ossoff and former Vice President Joe Biden opening up narrow leads in the state, with “a strong indication of Ossoff’s ability to grow” his numbers moving forward.
Already, Perdue has been sounding the alarm on his own troubled campaign as Ossoff outraised the incumbent last quarter by over $1.2 million and the state has seen over 750,000 new voters register since November 2018. Following last month’s “record turnout” in the Democratic primary that not only saw a “clear win” for Ossoff but also Democrats outvoting Republicans for the first time in over a decade, it’s more clear than ever that the state and its Senate seats are “in play” this November.
Read more from the Cook Political Report’s Jessica Taylor on Georgia’s newest “Toss Up”:
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