New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Ossoff Leading Perdue, Widening Gap With Independent Voters

September 30, 2020

Quinnipiac: Ossoff leads among independents by 10 points, likely voters don’t want SCOTUS to strike down ACA by margin of 9

ATLANTA — Today, a newly released poll shows Jon Ossoff leading Senator David Perdue and winning among independents by 10 points, a crucial bloc of voters that has traditionally leaned Republican in Georgia. 

The poll also shows that a clear majority of Georgians support both the Supreme Court vacancy being filled by the winner of the presidential election and keeping the Affordable Care Act and its protections for nearly 2 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions intact. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the GOP lawsuit to overturn the health care law one week after Election Day, the newly released poll puts Senator Perdue in hot water after he rushed to express his support for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, claiming the longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act was “an outstanding choice,” despite her lengthy written track record of criticizing the Affordable Care Act.

Perdue also remains under scrutiny as he tries to “obscure [his] position on pre-existing conditions,” despite a PolitiFact fact-check ruling Perdue’s claim to support protections for people with pre-existing conditions as “False.” When asked if he supported the Trump Administration-backed lawsuit to eliminate the ACA, Perdue replied “of course.”

“Georgia voters are very clear in their opposition to confirming a Supreme Court nominee before November’s election and their support for keeping the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions – that’s why they’re increasingly against Perdue and his disastrous agenda in this race,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue is pushing harmful and unpopular policies, like stripping away Georgians’ health care in the middle of a pandemic, which is exactly why he’ll be voted out this election.” 


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