• Poll: Trump increases lead in Georgia

    By: Lori Geary

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - A new poll shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump has once again surged ahead in the Georgia presidential race. 

    The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll conducted exclusively for Channel 2 Action News shows Trump with a nearly 4 point lead over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. 

    The poll, conducted Sept. 21-22, asked 600 likely Georgia voters for whom they would vote in the presidential race. Trump received 46.5 percent, Clinton received 42.9 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 5.7 percent of the vote. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percent. 

    The two presidential candidates were deadlocked in an August poll conducted in the days after both parties' political conventions.

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    Among independent voters, Trump is now up by six points over Clinton.

    "That's mirroring what we're seeing nationwide. What we don't know are the people not being captured in the polls. First time voters," Trump spokeswoman Jennifer Hazelton told Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary. 

    Trump is struggling with women voters in Georgia. He trails Clinton by 5 points but has a 14 point lead with men. 

    "We're ahead among young people, we're ahead among women, we're ahead among people of color. Those are the three groups that if we turn them out in Georgia in November we win this election," Clinton campaign spokeswoman Stacey Abrams said.

    Clinton supporters point out she is now advertising in Georgia and they are mobilizing a grassroots campaign. 

    The presidential candidates meet face to face for the first time in a debate on Monday Sept. 26. You can watch that debate on Channel 2 at 9 p.m. 

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