6th District Poll: Race between Karen Handel, Jon Ossoff tighter than ever

by: Richard Elliot Updated:

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ATLANTA - Today is the day voters will decide who wins the tight, hard-fought race to replace Tom Price in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

[Ossoff vs. Handel: Voters decide on crucial District 6 race]

President Donald Trump tweeted about the runoff election Tuesday morning.

According to the latest WSB, Landmark Communications poll of 500 likely voters, the race between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is tighter than ever.

Ossoff leads Handel 49.0 percent to 48.9 percent, with 2.1 percent undecided and a 4.4% margin of error.

Just last week, Ossoff had more than 1.5-point lead. But that poll was taken before some news events, including the threatening letters found in Karen Handel's mailbox and mailboxes belonging to her neighbors.

Pollster Mark Rountree says 46 percent of Republicans said last weeks events make them more likely to vote. Just 24.7 percent of Democrats say the events make them more likely to vote.

Rountree says the race is a toss up.

"We're seeing this now an almost dead even race into the final 24 hours," Rountree said.

At a campaign event in Sandy Springs on Monday, Ossoff said he believes the polls show that it's now all about getting his voters to the polls.

"It's a neck and neck race, and it's all about turnout now. And that's why we're so focused on getting out the vote," Ossoff said.

At a campaign event in Cobb County, Handel echoed the comment about turnout.

"Certainly for us to be neck and neck at this point with the early voting is exactly where I wanted to be. We can bring it home tomorrow," Handel said.

Numbers seem to show Ossoff has the lead among early voters, but Republicans generally turn out in larger numbers on election day, and that favors Handel.

A DeKalb County judge extends voting to 7:30 p.m. at Livsey Elementary School and Holy Cross Catholic School in Tucker after a morning equipment mix up.

On Election Day, count on WSBTV.com and Channel 2 Action News for coverage throughout the day. We’ll be with both candidates and have live, real-time results as they come in.

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