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2014 midterms

Poll: Republican back on top by three points in Georgia Senate race

Republican candidate David Perdue might be retaking the lead in Georgia's important U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll from SurveyUSA.

Perdue has 48 percent support, against Democrat Michelle Nunn's 45 percent. Libertarian nominee Amanda Swafford has 3 percent. The survey of likely voters was conducted from Oct. 24 to 27, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

In the previous SurveyUSA poll from a week ago, Nunn led with 46 percent to Perdue's 44 percent, with 4 percent for Swafford.

Those votes for the Libertarian candidate might have a very key impact: Under Georgia law, if no candidate is able to get at least 50 percent of the vote, the state will hold a special runoff election — which would be held two months later, on Jan. 6, after the new Congress will have officially begun on Jan. 3.

Depending on other results around the country, then, control of the Senate might still be up in the air as Georgia voters head to the polls again.