HOT MIC: Latest Updates On the Nail-Biter in Georgia 6
What about the polls?
So the polls were off.
But there are a few important notes on this. First, polls usually have undecided voters, who often break at the last moment. A few things likely boosted Handel right at the end: the fact that the Scalise shooter targeted her, the news that Ossoff had most of his donors in California, but more than anything else, Ossoff fatigue.
The Democrat and his allies spent $30 million on this race, most of that on ads. This morning, PJ Media reported the general fatigue of Georgia 6 voters. It's likely that fatigue applied even more directly to Ossoff. He was the main focus, not only of more money than Handel (who had about $20 million spent on her), but also of the media narrative from the beginning of this runoff.
So were the polls off? Yes. But voters might have switched to Handel right at the end.