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Poll: Georgians concerned about Jon Ossoff’s dealings with China, ties to Chinese Communist Party

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The memo:

  • A survey confirms that Georgians have concerns about Jon Ossoff’s business dealings with China.
  • David Perdue's polling lead is now larger than the margin he led Ossoff in November's general election.

Public polling newly released over the weekend confirms that Georgians have serious concerns about the unanswered questions surrounding Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s business dealings with China.

The latest survey by the Trafalgar Group shows that U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) now has a three point lead over Ossoff, just one day after an Emerson poll showed the Republican senator leading by the very same margin.

Perdue’s polling lead is now larger than the margin by which he led Ossoff in the general election.

Trafalgar Group’s chief pollster, Robert Cahaly, discussed their new poll on Fox News, advising that Ossoff’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party is the reason for Perdue’s surge among voters.

“The voters are telling us that the movement [in the polls] is about the China thing,” said Cahaly. “I think the attacks on Ossoff about his connections to China are working for Perdue.”

This comes after Ossoff has been under fire lately for an apparent attempt to hide his business ties to a Chinese media company tied to the country’s communist government. The Democrat’s problems have perhaps been compounded by recent revelations that Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Hunter Biden may have been compromised by China, raising similar concerns for many Georgia voters about the extent of Ossoff’s relationship to the country’s government.

Perdue has also released a new TV ad highlighting Ossoff’s China problem.

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Georgia’s runoffs will be held on January 5. In-person early voting is currently ongoing.

Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com