NEW: Ossoff Leads Sen. Perdue in First Public Poll Since Clinching Democratic Nomination

Ossoff 45, Perdue 44

Perdue favorability rating underwater

Ossoff continues to gain momentum after clinching Democratic nomination

Democratic primary turnout shatters records; Democrats outvote Republicans in Senate primary

Atlanta, Ga. — Today, a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling finds investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff leading his Republican opponent, Senator David Perdue, 45-44 percent in the first head-to-head general election poll since Ossoff clinched the Democratic Nomination last week.

Ossoff clinched the Democratic Nomination outright despite running in a seven-way primary against multiple well-known, well-funded candidates, shocking political observers who predicted a runoff was inevitable, demonstrating his campaign’s growing and enduring base of grassroots supporters and volunteers statewide. 

Amidst serious ethical and financial improprieties and allegations of insider trading, Perdue’s favorability is underwater, with 42 percent disapproval and only 36 percent of Georgians approving of the first-term Senator.

The poll also found former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump 48-46 percent, and Trump’s approval rating is underwater as well (44 percent favorable to 47 percent unfavorable), demonstrating Georgia’s competitive nature and battleground status heading into November.

Running on his background as an anti-corruption journalist and media executive with plans to ensure every Georgian has health care, invest in infrastructure and clean energy, and secure a New Civil Rights Act and New Voting Rights Act, Ossoff continues to build strong grassroots support and momentum statewide.

The poll follows last week’s primary in which Democratic turnout was off-the-charts, with Democrats earning 129,000 more votes than Republicans in the U.S. Senate primary, outvoting the GOP for the first time in modern Georgia history. 

Democratic Senate primary turnout also more than tripled from the 2016 Senate primary, and Ossoff garnered more votes alone last week than there were total Democratic primary votes in the 2018 Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.

Perdue continues to slump in polling following investigative reporting found he sells access to donors and lobbyists for corporate PAC checks, and that he bought and sold stocks before and during the Coronavirus pandemic while playing down the threat in public.

“Every day, Georgians are waking up to the corruption of Senator David Perdue — a man who traded stocks during a pandemic instead of helping prepare his constituents, and who ‘proudly’ made his career shipping American jobs overseas. Our campaign is building unprecedented grassroots momentum while Perdue’s chances of reelection dwindle away,” said Ellen Foster, Ossoff’s campaign manager. “We will continue to expose our Senator for his failures and corrupt nature, and Jon’s staunch anti-corruption background and policy agenda will earn him broad support to unseat Perdue in November.”

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