Politics Ossoff Leads Handel in Most Expensive House Race: Poll

00:00  10 june  2017
00:00  10 june  2017 Source:   NBC News

GOP targets Ossoff over Iran deal support

  GOP targets Ossoff over Iran deal support Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff is facing attacks from Republicans for backing the Iran nuclear deal, with a new TV ad calling his policies on national security matters too "risky."The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) ad is the group's second spot highlighting Ossoff 's support for the deal. It also links Ossoff to Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been a go-to foil for the GOP."Not only did Jon Ossoff lie about his national security experience, he and Nancy Pelosi support policies that would make our country less safe," said NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman.

Ossoff leads Handel 51% to 44% among likely voters in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted June 5-8 by Abt Associates. Already, it’s the most expensive House race in history — with millions of dollars from party committees and super PACs flooding the Atlanta airwaves.

Ossoff leads Handel 51% to 44% among likely voters in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted June 5-8 by Abt Associates. Already, it's the most expensive House race in history -- with millions of dollars from party committees and super PACs flooding the Atlanta airwaves.

Image: Democratic Congressional Candidate For Georgia's 6th District Jon Ossoff Campaigns Ahead Of Tuesday's Special Election© Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to the media during a visit to a campaign office as he runs f... Image: Democratic Congressional Candidate For Georgia's 6th District Jon Ossoff Campaigns Ahead Of Tuesday's Special Election

Democrat Jon Ossoff pulled ahead of Republican Karen Handel in the latest poll of a closely-watched Georgia special congressional election after he reported raking in an unprecedented $15 million over the past two months.

But operatives in both parties tracking the race say it has likely changed less than the new Atlanta Journal Constitution poll suggests, and say they still expect a photo finish on June 20.

GOP targets Ossoff over Iran deal support

  GOP targets Ossoff over Iran deal support Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff is facing attacks from Republicans for backing the Iran nuclear deal, with a new TV ad calling his policies on national security matters too "risky."The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) ad is the group's second spot highlighting Ossoff 's support for the deal. It also links Ossoff to Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been a go-to foil for the GOP."Not only did Jon Ossoff lie about his national security experience, he and Nancy Pelosi support policies that would make our country less safe," said NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman.

Polling shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a significant lead over Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election. Print. The Ossoff - Handel race has become a massively expensive partisan slugfest.

The poll shows Ossoff has a 12-point lead over Handel among these voters. It’s also shaping up to be the most expensive House race ever, with both parties pouring money and resources into the contest.

Polling is tricky in special elections, when turnout is unpredictable. And after months of intense campaigning and airwaves saturated with ads, voters' opinions are largely set in place.

An advertising arms race between both parties has pushed spending the race north of $35 million, making it the most expensive House race in history as local TV stations add broadcasts to their programming in order to keep up with demand for more room for ads.

Early voting started last week in the race to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, which has become a national battleground over President Donald Trump and his healthcare plan.

Ossoff and Handel have been locked in more or less a dead heat since the first round of voting in April. But with Trump's national approval rating falling to new lows, Handel has tumbled a bit locally in the north Atlanta suburbs that make up Georgia's Sixth Congressional District.

Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage'

  Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage' Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, said Tuesday that she does “not support a livable wage.”  Among the questions posed to Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff during a televised debate was whether they favor of a minimum wage increase. Ossoff, who came just shy of receiving enough votes in the April primary to avoid a June 20 runoff against Handel, said he does — that “the minimum wage should be a livable wage.”“Look, if somebody’s working a 40-hour workweek, they deserve the kind of standard of living that Americans expect,” Ossoff said.

Democrat Jon Ossoff leads Republican Karen Handel by one point, 49% to 48%. Just 3% say they are undecided 2 1/2 weeks out from the June 20 runoff. Despite the fact that more than million has been spent on this race , the most expensive House election in U.S. history, the findings of this poll

NEW POLL : Jon Ossoff , Karen Handel In Dead Heat In Georgia’s 6th District Runoff. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the current cost of the race is now over million, which makes it the most expensive race for a House seat ever.

The biggest change came in a new Atlanta Journal Constitution poll of likely voters, which found Ossoff leading Handel 51 percent to 44 percent in a district that has long been a conservative stronghold. Crucially, the poll showed Ossoff chipping off 13 percent of Republican voters and winning half of independents.

Related: Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short in Georgia Special Election, Race Goes to Runoff

But instead of celebrating the poll, Democrats involved in the race are privately fretting about it. They're worried that the millions of liberal donors and activists who have emotionally invested in Ossoff's campaign will be set up for a major disappointment if he falls short — a very real possibility in a race that party tacticians have always seen as a tossup.

Republicans still outnumber Democrats almost two to one in the district, which Democrats have not won since Jimmy Carter's administration.

Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage'

  Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: 'I Do Not Support A Livable Wage' Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, said Tuesday that she does “not support a livable wage.”  Among the questions posed to Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff during a televised debate was whether they favor of a minimum wage increase. Ossoff, who came just shy of receiving enough votes in the April primary to avoid a June 20 runoff against Handel, said he does — that “the minimum wage should be a livable wage.”“Look, if somebody’s working a 40-hour workweek, they deserve the kind of standard of living that Americans expect,” Ossoff said.

NEW POLL : Jon Ossoff Leads Karen Handel by 7 Points In Georgia’s 6th District Runoff. It’s the most expensive race for a House seat ever, and it’s become an “ad war” ever since campaigns officially launched back in January, as NPR reported May 21.

Ossoff leads Handel 51% to 44% among likely voters in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted June 5-8 by Abt Associates. Already, it's the most expensive House race in history -- with millions of dollars from party committees and super PACs flooding the Atlanta airwaves.

And early voting numbers have shown a surge of interest in the race, with analysts saying most of those votes are coming from Republicans areas. "The extraordinary pace has Republicans optimistic they've awoken their dormant base," noted David Wasserman in an analysis for the Cook Political Report.

Regardless, the poll is almost certain to lead to another boost in fundraising for Ossoff.

On Thursday, Ossoff reported raising a jaw-dropping $15 million over the previous two months, bringing his total haul to $23 million.

That makes him one of the most successful congressional fundraisers of all time, despite the truncated length of the race and the fact that Ossoff is a 30-year-old first-time candidate.

Still, Handel reported raising a respectable $4 million. And Republicans have been able to outspend Ossoff's forces thanks to a flood of money from outside groups like super PACs.

In the closing weeks of the race, outside groups have started making new independent expenditures in the race multiple times a day, according to FEC reports, with over a million dollars in new GOP spending reported within a span of just two hours earlier this week.

Poll Shows Ossoff's Lead Over Handel Narrow Slightly In Georgia House Race .
A new poll released by WSB-TV on Friday night showed Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over Karen Handel Shrink slightly in the special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia.Ossoff led Handel by 1.7 points, 49.7-48, among likely voters in the poll conducted by Landmark Communications. In the last WSB-TV/Landmark poll released last week, Ossoff led Handel by 2.5 points.The poll released on Friday surveyed 800 likely voters on June 15 with a margin of error plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.

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