Unabashed Progressive Leads in Surprising Race

Democrat Stacey Abrams is leading Republican opponent Brian Kemp in Georgia’s hotly contested gubernatorial race, according to an internal poll commissioned by her campaign.

The poll, conducted by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, shows Abrams leading the Georgia secretary of state by 48 percent to 42 percent. Seven percent of respondents said they were undecided.

The survey comes weeks after one from Atlanta Journal-Constitution–Channel 2 Action News that showed Abrams and Kemp virtually deadlocked at 45 percent each.

Abrams, a former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, campaigned as an unabashed progressive during her primary earlier this year against Stacey Evans, a more middle-of-the-road Democrat.

Read more at The Hill.