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CNN poll puts Carter, Nunn ahead

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CNN poll puts Carter, Nunn ahead

State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right.
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State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right, will meet in the Nov. 4 election.

State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right, will meet in the Nov. 4 election.

A poll released by CNN shows that Democratic candidates in two high profile state races have a slight lead over their Republican opponents going into the Nov. 4 election.

The survey of 565 likely voters shows that they favor Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter over incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, 48 percent to 46 percent. Andrew Hunt, the libertarian in the race, would draw 6 percent of the vote, according to the poll.

Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is ahead of Republican David Perdue 47 to 44 percent. Like the governor’s race, there’s a libertarian running for U.S. Senate, Amanda Swafford, who received support from 5 percent of respondents.

To read the full break down from CNN, click here.

Many pundits are predicting a runoff this year, which would be required if neither candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.

Poll Tracker, a phone app that tracks and averages all polls in the major races, shows Carter and Deal tied, 45.8 percent to 45.3 percent. Poll Tracker gives slightly better odds for Nunn, showing her ahead 47 percent to 44.2 percent.

 

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