Bourdeaux Holds Early Lead Against Woodall in GA-07

Suwanee, Georgia -- Today, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic nominee for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, released a poll of the general election matchup, showing her with a slight lead in an overall dead heat with incumbent Rob Woodall.

 

The poll shows Bourdeaux leads Woodall 46 percent to 44 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. Tulchin Research conducted the poll between August 9 and 13, surveying 400 likely general election voters.

Trump carried the 7th district by only 6 points in 2016, a dramatic shift from 2012, when Romney carried it by 22 points. The poll finds Trump’s favorability is underwater in the district, with a net disapproval of 12 (55 percent disapproval to 43 percent approval).

The district is comprised of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, two of the fastest growing counties, making it one of the most highly populated and diverse districts in the country.

Thanks to the shifting demographics, the district is now majority-minority in terms of population. Gwinnett County, which makes up 73 percent of the district, voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the first time it voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Just last week, before this poll was released, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight upgraded the race to a much more competitive category. This new poll lays out her path to victory and confirms the competitiveness of this race.

“The people here want a representative who cares about us and will fight for us,” Bourdeaux said. “We are fed up with the dysfunction in Washington, and we are ready for change. I am proud of the strong and diverse coalition we are building across the district, and I am confident that on November 6th, our voters will support me to give them back a voice in Congress.”

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Jake Best