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Trump leads Biden in vital swing state of Georgia: Poll

Nearly 62% of Georgia voters disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while less than one-third approve.

Published: January 17, 2024 9:00am

 

Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by eight points in the vital swing state of Georgia, according to a new poll of registered voters in the state. 

Although nearly 20% of Georgians said they were undecided, were not voting or supported another candidate, when placing Trump and Biden in a 2024 matchup in Georgia, Trump leads Biden by 45% to 37%, per an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released this week. 

According to the Georgia Secretary of State's official 2020 results, Biden beat Trump with 49.51% to 49.25%, which is less than 13,000 votes. However, Trump challenged the results and was indicted on charges related to an alleged scheme to overturn the election in his favor in Georgia. He has pleaded not guilty and moved to dismiss the case.

Biden's lack of support in the latest Georgia poll may be due to soft support from Democratic and independent voters, per the local paper. Additionally, the poll showed that more than 10% of black voters and 7.5% of liberal voters do not plan on voting for president, which could harm Biden's chances further.

Additionally, nearly 62% of Georgia voters disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while less than 32% approve. 

The poll, conducted by the University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs, was conducted from Jan. 3-11, before Trump swept the Iowa caucuses on Monday. The poll, which included 1,007 registered voters in Georgia, has a 3.1% margin of error. 

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