Polls show Trump, Clinton in tight race for Ga.

New polls show tight race in Georgia

ATLANTA -- New polling shows Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a tight race in the Peach state.

A third party candidate may spoil the party this year for republicans.

In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll, Clinton is ahead by one point over Trump in Georga, 42% to 41% among registered voters.

But that's only when Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson's name is included. The former New Mexico Governor is polling at an unprecendented 11%.

"What you're really doing is finding a certain kind of dissatisfied voter. In this case it appears that those dissatisfied voters going to the libertarian candidate are coming more from Trump," said political analyst Mike Hassinger.

Of course these numbers were taken right before Johnson made his flub about Syria.

When Johnson isn't mentioned in the poll, Trump edges out Clinton among likely voters. They're tied among registered voters head-to-head.

It's a tale of two contests for  Clinton and Trump.

For the republicans, Georgia is a must-win. Though for Clinton, winning the Peach state would just be icing on the cake.

"There's a lot of speculation right now that Hillary Clinton's campaign is advertising here in Georgia just to throw a head fake at the Trump people," Hassinger said.

If the polls remain close in Georgia, you might be seeing a lot more advertising from the democrats than you've seen in elections past.

While the state appears to be a toss-p in the Presidential race, it's even close in the Senate race. Republican Johnny Isakson is well ahead Democrat Jim Barksdale by 15 points.

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