A new poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn leading Republican David Perdue by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the hotly contested U.S. Senate contest in Georgia.
SurveyUSA conducted the poll for NBC’s Atlanta affiliate, WXIA-TV. Mr. Perdue had led Ms. Nunn by 1 point, 46 percent to 45 percent, in a SurveyUSA poll from last week, and other surveys also show a close race.
The new poll comes on the heels of the news, first reported by Roll Call, that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is not running any ads right now in Kentucky, where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
The move is thought to be part of an effort to preserve resources for other competitive contests, including in Georgia. The two states had been seen as two of Democrats’ precious few pickup opportunities this year with a Senate map and an environment that favors Republicans.