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Georgia Poll Shows Trump with Narrow Lead over Clinton

The latest Georgia poll by Monmouth University placed Donald Trump slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton.

The Hill reports:

Trump is favored by 45 percent of likely voters in the state while Clinton is backed by 42 percent.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has the support of 8 percent of likely voters. Another 5 percent are undecided.

In the greater Atlanta area, Clinton leads her Republican rival 55 percent to 35 percent. Trump leads Clinton in the rest of the state, 51 percent to 33 percent.

Clinton also has a significant lead over Trump among black voters, 88 percent to 4 percent.

Trump leads his Democratic rival among white voters in the state, 66 percent to 20 percent, however. His advantage holds among both white men, 67 percent to 20 percent; and white women, 65 percent to 21 percent.

Among white voters without a college degree, the GOP nominee has a 68-point lead, 78 percent to 10 percent.

Among white college graduates, Trump’s edge falls to 23 points, 54 percent to 31 percent.

Both candidates have negative favorability ratings in the state, pollsters found. Trump is viewed favorably by only 33 percent of likely voters and unfavorably by 50 percent. Clinton is viewed favorably by 32 percent of voters and unfavorably by 56 percent.

The poll was conducted from Sept. 15 to 18 among 401 Georgia residents likely to vote in the general election. The margin of error is 4.9 percentage points.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of Georgia polls, Trump has a 4.2-point lead over his Clinton, 45.5 percent to 41.3 percent.

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