President Trump holding on to thin lead over Joe Biden in final WSB-TV poll

ATLANTA — Hours before Georgians head to the polls on Election Day, an exclusive poll conducted for WSB-TV by Landmark Communications shows President Trump has widened his lead over Joe Biden but it could be an extremely tight race.

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The poll of 500 likely Georgia voters took place on Sunday and has a margin of error of 4.4%.

President Donald Trump received about 50.1% of the vote while former Vice President Joe Biden received 46.0% of the vote in the poll. A previous poll on Oct. 28 had the president ahead by just one point.

CandidateNov. 1Oct. 28
Donald Trump (R)50.1%48.0%
Joe Biden (D)46.0%47.0%
Jo Jorgensen2.7%2.5%

Mark Rountree with Landmark Communications told Channel 2 Action News that polls often show a slight shift on the final weekend before an election as voters who have been critical of their own party eventually overcome the issues they have with a candidate and vote with their traditional party affiliation.

Incumbent Sen. David Perdue also saw a bump in the weekend poll, receiving 49.0% of voters while Democrat Jon Ossoff has 46.9%. Last week’s poll had the two candidates tied, and once again it appears that the race could be headed to a runoff because Libertarian Shane Hazel is earning just shy of 3% of voters.

CandidateNov. 1Oct. 28
David Perdue (R)49.0%47.3%
Jon Ossoff (D)46.9%47.2%
Shane Hazel (L)2.7%2.7%

The other Georgia U.S. Senate race is also very likely to head to a runoff. The weekend poll didn’t show much of a shift from the previous poll with Democrat Raphael Warnock at 37.8% followed by Republicans Kelly Loeffler at 27.0% and Doug Collins at 24.5%.

CandidateNov. 1Oct. 28
Raphael Warnock (D)37.8%36.9%
Kelly Loeffler (R)27.0%25.1%
Doug Collins (R)24.4%23.1%

The runoff for the Senate seat will take place on Jan 5, 2021.

Channel 2 Action News has a team of producers compiling election results for dozens of races and we’ll update them throughout the evening. You can get the latest numbers and full analysis by watching Channel 2 Action News all day and special live streaming coverage on WSBTV.com, our phone apps or the WSB Now app free for your Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV starting at 7p.m.

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