GOP Perdue Claims GA, Escapes Runoff

Sarah Jean Seman
Posted: Nov 04, 2014 10:49 PM
GOP Perdue Claims GA, Escapes Runoff

Several news outlets, including CBS and the Associated Press have reported that Republican David Perdue claimed the Georgia Senate seat over Democrat incumbent Michelle Nunn.

Polls leading up to Election Day showed Perdue leading Nunn by three percentage points. 

Nate Silver, the statistician whose 2012 Senate predictions proved 100 percent accurate, calculated that the GOP had an overall 74.5 percent likelihood of winning (43.5 percent chance on Nov. 4 + 30. 9 percent on Jan. 6). Thankfully, we won't have to wait until a January runoff for the results. 

The president lost Georgia in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, and today, 56 percent of the Peach State’s likely voters disapprove of his work.