Gov.-Elect Brian Kemp meets supporters at a rally in Augusta. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

With the ballot count about 28 days away, a new poll was released by an Atlanta television news station showing Brian Kemp a two point edge over Stacey Abrams.

The GOP candidate has a slight lead over his nationally-funded Democratic candidate, according to an 11Alive News poll released on Tuesday.

Kemp had 47 percent of support from those polled while Abrams polled at 45 percent, which is considered a statistical tie. However, the Real Clear Politics average has Kemp with a slight edge over Abrams.

Below is the methodology of the poll as conducted by 11Alive:

SurveyUSA interviewed 1,250 adults from the state of Georgia Oct. 3 through Oct. 8. Of the adults, 1,027 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 655 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. This research was conducted online.

Abrams has a large handle on the African-American vote as indicated from the poll-leading 17:1. Among white voters polled, Kemp leads 3:1.

Both candidates have a solid grasp on their party’s faithful – Kemp leads substantially among Republican voters at 95 percent while Abrams leads with Democratic voters at 97 percent.

For independent voters that were polled, 46 percent said they lean Republican, and 29 percent said they lean Democratic, a concern for the Abrams campaign.

Kemp leads by 40 percent among rural voters where Abrams leads by 38 percent among urban voters.

Kemp leads among those with no college degree while Abrams leads by 12 points for those polled with college degrees.

Among women voters, Abrams takes the lead by 11 points over Kemp, but Kemp leads among men voters. For older voters, who often vote, Kemp takes the lead with 14 points over Abrams.

The following numbers are the results based on who voters said they would vote for if the election were held today.

  • Brian Kemp (R) — 47 percent
  • Stacey Abrams (D) — 45 percent
  • Another candidate — 2 percent
  • Undecided — 6 percent

On the other issues, 50 percent of those polled said they would support a religious freedom law, which Kemp has said he would sign into law.

Of those polled about supporting Medicaid expansion, 70 percent said they support the effort to expand Medicaid, which is a cornerstone issue for Abrams.

More results about the issues on school safety, marijuana, President Trump and the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh can be viewed here.




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