In a new post-debate poll of the presidential race in Georgia, Donald Trump’s support appears to be collapsing in what has become a hotly contested battleground state.
According to a Channel 2 Action News/Landmark Communications poll, Biden now leads Trump by two points in Georgia, 47 percent to 45 percent. That’s a nine-point shift toward Biden since their last poll from a month ago, which showed Trump ahead 47 to 40 in the state.
#NEW Georgia Post Debate Poll:
Biden 47% (+2)
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 1, 2020
Clearly, Trump’s disastrous performance at the first presidential debate this week didn’t do him any favors in Georgia. By a 10-point margin, 47 percent to 37 percent, voters in the state believe Biden bested Trump during their first face-off in Cleveland.
That matches a flurry of national polls that show Biden was the winner of Tuesday night’s debate.
Women are flocking to the Biden-Harris ticket
What’s happening in Georgia is similar to what’s happening in states all across the country: Women are dumping Donald Trump and flocking to the Biden-Harris ticket.
While the poll showed Trump winning Georgia men by a solid margin, it also showed Biden leading among female voters by an even larger margin.
According to Tharon Johnson, senior adviser for Biden’s campaign in Georgia, the former VP has a chance to be successful in the state – and nationally – because “white women, suburban, college educated, disaffected white women” are up for grabs.
With a month to go before votes are counted, it’s not a good sign for Donald Trump that he has to worry about states like Georgia falling into Joe Biden’s column.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.