In a new Daily Kos/Civiqs poll, Ossoff leads Perdue 47-45 percent
Perdue losing ground and under pressure for stock trading before and during COVID-19 pandemic
Atlanta, Ga. — This morning, a new Daily Kos/Civiqs poll of Georgia’s U.S. Senate race finds investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff has surged into the lead against incumbent Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), with Ossoff leading 47-45 percent.
This comes after other polling within the past week showed the race statistically tied and The Cook Political Report downgraded Perdue’s chances of being re-elected, moving the race toward Democrats.
This is now the third poll in only one week showing Perdue, the incumbent, earning 45 percent of the vote or less.
The evidence is clear: Ossoff is surging, Perdue has lost the trust of Georgia voters, and this race is now more competitive than ever.
“Georgians are awake to Senator Perdue’s corruption.. He was too busy trading stocks to prepare our country for this pandemic, and Georgians won’t forget his failures in November. Meanwhile our campaign’s relentless focus on lowering health care costs, historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy, and anti-corruption reforms is building support across Georgia,” said Ossoff.
Since launching his campaign in September, Ossoff has built massive momentum with support from key Georgia leaders like Congressman John Lewis, dominant fundraising powered by small-dollar grassroots supporters, and the development of a statewide volunteer network to drive massive turnout in November.
Senator Perdue has faced mounting pressure over allegations of personal financial misconduct after reporting by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed he bought shares in a medical PPE manufacturer the same day as a closed Senate COVID-19 briefing in January, further traded vaccine shares and dumped casino stock before the market crash in February, and traded stocks at 300% his normal tempo while helping write the largest bailout in history in March.
After insisting for months that “outside” financial advisers “always” managed his finances, Perdue walked back that claim in a statement. And after similarly insisting for months he did not control his own portfolio, Perdue relented to mounting pressure last week and claimed he will now cease trading individual stocks — though he still refuses to place his assets in a blind trust.
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