Biden Campaign Starting to Feel Good About Chance in Georgia
The polling for Donald Trump has been terrible lately. Terrible to the point that basically every purple state favors Biden. So terrible, in fact, that Democrats are starting to feel good about their opportunities to flip states that have long voted red.
Georgia is one of those states. Democrats like Jon Ossoff and Stacey Abrams have come close to winning statewide elections, but have fallen just short. The Biden campaign, however, thinks their chances are growing in the state thanks to the unpopularity of Donald Trump and Republican governor Brian Kemp.
Recent polls have shown a close race in the state. A Fox News survey released this week had Biden beating Trump by a margin of 2%.
Biden may also be able to increase his chance of winning the state with his choice of running mate. Two prominent Georgia politicians, Abrams and Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are both on the Democratic shortlist.
Fair Fight’s Seth Bringman commented on Republican’s reaction of the tightening of the state, saying, “They’re seeing the same registration, turnout and polling numbers that we are, and they’re scared for good reason. The math and demographics are on Democrats’ side, and we have two pick-up opportunities for U.S. Senate seats as well.”
Trump’s Georgia campaign manager, Seth Weathers, isn’t buying it. He told the Hill, “I’ve worked here for a decade and a half and every two years we hear about how Georgia is turning blue. It hasn’t happened. Sure, there have been changes in some parts of the state and it might one day flip over, but we’re not on the cusp of it as some fear or wish we would be.”