New poll gives Hillary Clinton 7-point edge in Georgia

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 04: Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall on August 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to recent polls, Clinton leads her opponent Republican Donald Trump in several swing states including New Hampshire and Florida. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Three days after the AJC’s poll showed Hillary Clinton with a slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia, a new statewide survey has the Democratic nominee with an even larger cushion in the Peach State.

Conducted over the weekend, the JMC Analytics poll has Clinton 7 percentage points ahead of Trump, 44 percent to 37 percent, outside of the 4-point margin of error.

Libertarian and Green Party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein respectively registered 7 percent and 1 percent support, while 10 percent of the 615 respondents said they were undecided.

The poll gives Clinton her strongest lead yet in a statewide poll in Georgia since early April, according to the elections blog FiveThirtyEight, which currently gives Clinton a 51.4 percent chance of winning Georgia’s 16 electoral votes in November.

But much can still change with 91 days until the election.

The same JMC Analytics poll gave Johnny Isakson a 9-point lead over Democrat Jim Barksdale in Georgia’s Senate race, 39 percent to 30 percent. Libertarian Allen Buckley notched 4 percent of support, while more than one-quarter of respondents said they were still undecided, a critical group that will be central for all three candidates. The AJC’s Senate poll, meanwhile, had Isakson with a 6-point lead over Barksdale. 

More: Poll gives edge to Clinton in Georgia

More: New AJC poll: Senate race between Johnny Isakson and Jim Barksdale within single digits

More: Read all about the AJC poll’s findings here.

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