Democratic newcomer Jim Barksdale has been polling around 10 to 15 points lower than his incumbent Republican opponent Sen. Johnny Isakson. But Isakson needs to break 50 percent plus 1 vote to avoid a runoff, and an Oct. 20 AJC poll shows him at 47 percent (Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley was pulling 11 percent in the same poll). There’s also the possibility of disaffected anti-Trump Republicans staying home on November 8. A runoff would drag out the race all the way to Jan. 10.
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