Inside the Georgia governor election 2018

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Teryn Griffin, 20, of Atlanta, is a Herzing nursing student and first-time voter. She was at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point before the polls opened. “I love Stacey Abrams. I feel like her whole campaign is an honest campaign. It’s true and it’s what we need in Georgia right now.” There were no fewer than 70 people in line at 7 a.m. -- and cars still coming in -- to this full parking lot in Cobb County. Lines were also long before polls opened at the Teaching Museum in Roswell. Poll w

See how the race for Georgia governor is shaping up.

Monitor the latest polls, expert predictions and funding reports in the race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

Polls

The polls show a tight race as every survey has the race within the margin of error. Not every poll offers Libertarian candidate Ted Metz as a choice.

Pollster Date Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Ted Metz Undecided Spread
Emerson 11/2 47.3 49.4 0.82.4 2.1
AJC/Channel 2 11/1 46.9 46.7 1.64.8 0.2
Opinion Savvy 10/31 48.1 47.2 22.7 0.9
Opinion Savvy 10/23 47.7 48.4 1.32.6 0.7
NBC/Marist 10/24 45 46 45 1
Reuters 10/17 46 47 25 1
Reuters 10/17 46 47 25 1
AJC/Channel 2 10/9 46.3 47.7 2.34 1.4
SurveyUSA 10/8 45 47 -6 2
Public Policy 10/6 46 46 - 7 Tied
Landmark Communications 10/1 46 48 23 2
NBC/Survey Monkey 9/9-9/24 43 43 -14 Tied
AJC/Channel 2 8/26-9/4 45 45 2 8 Tied
Gravis 7/27-29 46 44- 10 2
Survey USA - WXIA-TV 7/15-19 44 46- 10 2

Predictions

Most experts had the race rated solid or likely Republican in the summer. But the confidence has dipped with almost all of them calling it a toss up. However no one is predicting an Abrams win.

Money race 

The race has shattered the fundraising record for a Georgia governor election. The candidates are close to even on the money trail, although Abrams did report raising more money. Kemp has the edge in cash on hand.  * These figures are based campaign finance reports from November, which are the most recent available.

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