- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The race for a Senate seat out of Georgia remains a tight one, according to a new poll that puts Democratic Michelle Nunn about 2 points ahead of her Republican opponent, businessman David Perdue.

Republicans need to gain six seats to retake the majority of the Senate, so red-state Georgia should be an easy pickup.

But Ms. Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, is polling well with women, which could be enough to explain her 45-43 percent lead in the poll commissioned by WRBL News 3 television, The Ledger-Enquirer newspaper and PMD Broadcasting radio and executed by GaPundit.com.

“Her campaign is designed to do better among women,” GaPundit.com Editor Todd Rehm told WRBL News 3 Tuesday. “She was chosen and promoted partly to do better among women.”

The race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican, will be a tough test for Democrats, who must get urban voters in the Atlanta area to the polls and seize a great enough share of the rest of the state to overcome the Republicans’ grip on the state.

• Tom Howell Jr. can be reached at thowell@washingtontimes.com.

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