|Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) with Hillary Clinton|
But oh yes...it's real:
Lake Research Partners (LRP) recently conducted a telephone survey of likely November general election voters in Georgia to understand the political dynamics in the state and gauge the competitiveness of the presidential race. The results of the survey show the promising nature of Georgia as the next emerging swing state in the South, following North Carolina and Virginia.Actually, I'd say it's somewhat competitive in one matchup and barely competitive in the other:
Currently, the race for president is very competitive, with Hillary Clinton leading both potential opponents, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Former President Bill Clinton is an asset in Georgia as voters overall and independents like him. Voters are also open to a progressive economic agenda and are far more likely to support a candidate who runs on such a platform.
As a reminder, the last time that Georgia went blue (barely) was 1992...when a different Clinton was at the top of a presidential ticket. But with Hillary matched up against one of these GOP bozos, we might just be in business there once again.
It's just one early poll, of course, but right now Georgia kinda looks like a sweet electoral peach that'll be ripe for the picking this November!