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This Poll Should Scare The Hell Out Of Republicans

Posted on the 10 May 2016 by Jobsanger
This Poll Should Scare The Hell Out Of Republicans
The chart above reflects the results of a new Landmark / RosettaStone Poll released on May 5th. It queried 570 Georgia voters, and has a margin of error of 4.1 points.
Georgia, like other Southern states, is normally considered a bright red state. Most people would automatically put it in the Republican column in a presidential race. But this year could be different. If this poll is right, Georgia could be a toss-up -- available to either Trump or Clinton. The difference between the two is about 1 point (well within the margin of error of the poll) -- which means they are virtually tied right now.
Trump is favored by men, those 65 & older, and by Whites. Clinton is favored by women, those between 18 & 64, Blacks, other race/ethnicities, and Independents. It is almost always true that women will outnumber men in voting -- and if Blacks, Hispanics & others, and young people turn out on election day in large numbers, then Hillary Clinton could win Georgia.
If I was a Republican, this would scare the hell out of me. How many other normally red states could be this close. The Republicans are already at a disadvantage in the electoral college, and they can't afford to lose a single red state.

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