New Poll Shows Ossoff Leading Handel

May 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Majority PAC released a new poll showing Democrat Jon Ossoff leading Republican Karen Handel in the runoff for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.  
The GBA survey of 400 likely voters conducted from April 29th to May 1st shows Ossoff narrowly leading in this traditionally Republican district: Ossoff 50% vs. Handel 48%.  While both candidates have over 90% support among their respective base voters, there is evidence that Ossoff’s voters are more enthusiastic and energetic than Handel’s.  Moreover, Ossoff’s core of support (88%) is much stronger than Handel’s – where a full 20% of her voters are soft or weak in their support.
“GA-06 voters are embracing Jon Ossoff’s inclusive message focused on expanding the middle class and rejecting Karen’s Handel’s ‘me first’ politics,” said Charlie Kelly, Executive Director of House Majority PAC.  “This survey demonstrates the momentum and energy surrounding Ossoff’s campaign is real, and it shows that, even among her own base, enthusiasm for career politician Karen Handel’s candidacy is clearly tepid and half-hearted at best.  Handel is struggling because voters know all too well her history of putting personal ambition and politics ahead of the people she was supposed to represent.”

Read the poll memo here.