Trump is leading Biden in the battleground state of Georgia ahead of the first debate

by Dillon Burroughs

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President Donald Trump holds an advantage over Joe Biden in the battleground state of Georgia ahead of the first presidential debate, according to a new poll.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution/University of Georgia poll, released Tuesday, showed Trump ahead of Biden by 43 percent to 38 percent.

Another 9 percent of Georgia voters in the poll said they plan to vote for Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He has not yet qualified for the ballot in the state but still has time to do so.

A remaining 8 percent of Georgia voters stated they were undecided over the candidate they would support in the 2024 presidential election.

The poll was conducted June 11-22 among 1,000 voters in the state.

The latest poll numbers come following a controversial 2020 election in Georgia that declared Joe Biden the winner by less than 12,000 votes. Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state in over 25 years.

The poll also asked Georgia voters whether they approved of Biden’s performance as president. A majority (56 percent) disapproved, while 39 percent approved. In addition, nearly 70 percent agreed that the nation is headed in the wrong direction.

The increased support for Trump in the Peach State also includes rising poll numbers among black voters. While 70 percent of black voters in the state say they’ll support Biden, the number was far lower than the 88 percent supporting Biden in 2020.

Trump’s support among younger Georgia voters is also higher than in 2020. Just 12 percent of 18-29-year-olds plan to vote for Biden, with 37 percent supporting Trump.

Other polls have also suggested Trump holds an advantage in the state. Decision Desk HQ showed that Trump had a 63 percent chance of winning Georgia in November.

The favorable poll number comes just days before the first presidential debate held by Georgia-based CNN on Thursday. The event, scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will be co-hosted by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash.

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