Poll Shows Trump With Solid Lead Over Clinton In Georgia

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Georgia has voted for the Republican presidential nominee in seven of the last eight elections, and the results of a Public Policy Polling survey suggest the Peach State is unlikely to turn blue this year.

Likely GOP nominee Donald Trump leads Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 38 percent among Georgia voters, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 6 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent.

Excluding the third-party candidates, the poll showed Trump with a slightly larger 49 percent to 40 percent lead over Clinton.

PPP noted that 49 percent of Georgia voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, but that is topped by the 60 percent that have an unfavorable view of Clinton.

While Clinton has an 86 percent to 3 percent lead among Democrats, Trump has an 84 percent to 3 percent advantage among Republicans and leads 37 percent to 30 percent among independents.

"If Hillary Clinton was going to flip Georgia to the Democratic column she'd need to win independent voters and get some crossover support from Republicans," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "Neither of those things are happening."

PPP noted Trump's seven-point lead in Georgia compares to Mitt Romney's eight-point victory in the state in 2012.

Other poll numbers in states across the country show Clinton performing very similarly to how President Barack Obama did in the last election.

The PPP survey of 724 registered Georgia voters was conducted May 27th through 30th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

(Photo: Michael Vadon)

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