A new poll released Monday by Landmark Communications shows no clear leader in the race for governor in Georgia. Republican Brian Kemp currently leads Democrat Stacey Abrams by a margin of 48 to 46 percent.
The statewide poll asked 964 likely voters who they would vote for if the election were today. Although Kemp leads by 1.7 percentage points, the poll has a 3.2 percent margin of error, meaning the race is a virtual tie.
Just 3.4 percent of respondents said they were undecided and 2.3 percent support Libertarian candidate Ted Metz. “Abrams wins 51-42 percent among women voters, though she needs a bigger margin than that to win,” said Mark Rountree, the president of Landmark Communications, Inc. “Kemp leads decisively among male voters by a 55-41 percent margin.” “Kemp also leads voters over the age of 65 by 56 to 38 percent,” said Rountree. “Voters over age 65 are traditionally among the most reliable voters to actually turn out and vote.” The small margin and neither candidate polling over 50 percent mirror the results of an AJC/Channel 2 poll released in September.