The past 7 days have not been particularly good for Donald Trump’s campaign, with the Republican presidential nominee trailing Hillary Clinton by as much as 15 points in some national polls.
Well, new polling out this morning from Georgia should have Team Trump extremely worried, as it shows the billionaire business man trailing Hillary Clinton by 4 points, 44%-40%.
These numbers are stunning given that Georgia has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in nearly 25 years.
While Clinton earned 44 percent support, Trump took 40 percent, in the latest survey coming on the heels of a disastrous week for the Republican nominee in which he has also trailed in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida and in multiple national polls conducted after last week’s Democratic National Convention.
Clinton and running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine drew the support of 51 percent of women, compared with 35 percent for the Republican ticket of Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Six in 10 white voters said they will vote for the Trump-Pence ticket, while just 23 percent said they will vote for Clinton and Kaine.
Georgia last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1992, when Bill Clinton unseated George H.W. Bush.
Trump outperformed Clinton among men, white evangelicals, as well as in the northern part of the state (59 percent to 27 percent) and in the Atlanta exurbs (51 percent to 33 percent). But in the immediate Atlanta area, Clinton led Trump 69 percent to 20 percent, as well as in the state’s southeast region (44 percent to 34 percent). Clinton also holds advantages among voters between the ages of 18 to 39 (48 percent to 32 percent) and 40 to 64 (45 percent to 40 percent), while Trump leads by a significant margin among those older than 65 (54 percent to 36 percent).
While the November election is still several months away, given that Georgia, which is a reliably red state, is suddenly in play should give the Trump campaign, and the entire Republican Party some concern.
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