Ossoff: Georgians Across the Political Spectrum ‘Love and Admire’ Kamala Harris

Harris never polled above 7 percent in Georgia during her presidential run

• August 19, 2020 6:00 pm


Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff claimed Wednesday, without evidence, that Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is loved and admired by his state's residents across the political spectrum.

Ossoff argued that Harris's spot on the Democratic presidential ticket would boost his chances to win a longshot U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. There are no polls, however, that show Harris ever had any tangible popularity in the state.

Harris never polled above 7 percent in Georgia in the last five surveys of the state during her 2020 presidential campaign, according to FiveThirtyEight. Though she called herself a "top-tier" candidate, she dropped out of the race in December, two months before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

Ossoff has hauled in most of his out-of-state donations from California, which Harris represents.

Ossoff is in a tight race with Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) and hopes to become the first Georgia Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat since former governor Zell Miller in 2000. Democrats have also not won the state at the presidential level since Bill Clinton in 1992.

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