New Poll Shows that with the Right Candidate, Democrats Could Win Georgia in 2020
Georgia hasn't voted for the Democratic candidate for president since 1992 when two Southerners, Bill Clinton and Al Gore, carried the state. Generally it has been considered reliably red, like most of the South. However, ever since Stacey Abrams came within a percentage point of defeating Republican Brian Kemp for Governor in 2018, Democrats have set their sights on winning the state in 2020. A new poll in Georgia will increase their enthusiasm even more.
The new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found that only 44% of registered voters approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job, while 54% disapprove, and 56% of Georgians have an unfavorable impression of him as an individual. And in head-to-head match-ups against Trump, Joe Biden leads the President 51-43, while the other Democratic front-runners have smaller leads of one to four points.
Georgia could be an important state for Democrats next year. If they fall short in winning back Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania, they will need to flip one or two of Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina or Florida. Ohio and Texas are also possibilities, but long-shots at best. So, Georgia's voters are likely to see the Democratic nominee quite often in 2020, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Stacey Abrams as part of the ticket.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey also found that the state's voters are not fans of "Medicare For All" and that probably hurt Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in the head-to-head polling. Only 40% of respondents support their plan while 53% oppose it. Georgians want Trump out, but they are unlikely to vote for a Democratic candidate who favors abolishing the private insurance industry.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content