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.