Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Democrat Michelle Nunn fading fast in Georgia Senate race

Democrat Michelle Nunn's brief lead in Georgia's Senate race has evaporated, according to recent polls of the contest.

In the latest indicator, a SurveyUSA poll out Monday finds Republican David Perdue with a three-point lead, 47 percent to 44 percent. Two weeks ago, SurveyUSA found Nunn in front by two points.

Other recent polls have found Purdue climbing back into the lead after trailing for a few days in mid-October. Nunn is hardly out of the contest though; The New York Times' forecast gives her a 40 percent chance of winning.