Senate, governor races tied with potential runoffs in future

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ATLANTA, Ga. - The stakes are high in the Georgia governor and Senate races, early voting starts Monday, and new numbers show these races could not be any closer.

It's a brutal Senate race in Georgia as the attacks are flying in both directions between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. 

In a just released poll done by Landmark Communications, the race is tied at 46 percent each, with the Libertarian candidate at 4 percent.

If the election were held today, it would be headed to a run-off, and another nine weeks of campaign ads and attacks.

The same is true in the Georgia governor's race, where Republican incumbent Nathan Deal is trying to fend off Democrat Jason Carter to avoid a run-off. 

“So far, he's done a good job for Georgia,” one voter told Channel 2’s Lori Geary.

“I’m supporting Mr. Carter. Mr. Deal is severely ethically challenged,” another vote said.

According to the poll of 1,000 likely Georgia voters, both major party candidates are tied at 45 percent, with Libertarian Andrew Hunt polling at 5 percent.

Undecided voters are down to less than 5 percent.   

“I think experience makes all the difference to me,” a voter said.