April 14, 2017
Democrat Jon Ossoff is polling at 45% in a poll released late Friday for the Georgia's 6th congressional district special election. This is slightly better than recent polling having him in the low 40s, but he remains several points shy of the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff.
The Republican vote is split among several candidates. However, this latest poll has former Ga. Secretary of State Karen Handel pulling away from her main competition. Handel comes in at 17%, while Bob Gray, Dan Moody and Judson Hill are congregated between 8-9%.
If these results play out in Tuesday's election, Ossoff and Handel will meet in a top-two runoff on June 20th.
Today was the final date for early voting. 18 candidates from all parties will participate on a single ballot in the April 18th election. The seat became vacant when the former incumbent, Tom Price, was confirmed as Secretary of Health & Human Services earlier this year.