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Hillary Clinton pulls ahead in historically red state of Georgia

Democrat Hillary Clinton has claimed the lead in Georgia, a state that's voted for the GOP nominee in seven of the last eight presidential elections. A new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll out Friday showed Clinton with a 4-point lead over Donald Trump, 44 percent to 40 percent, narrowly within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The last Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll taken in May showed Trump with a 45 percent to 41 percent lead over Clinton. However, both candidates' are still equally unpopular, with both boasting a dismal 58 percent unfavorability rating among Georgia voters.

Still, the Georgia poll is just the latest to spell bad news for Trump this week, following his controversial remarks about a Gold Star family and his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). A McClatchy/Marist poll released Thursday showed Clinton 15 points ahead of Trump nationally, 48 percent to 33 percent, and a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Clinton 9 points ahead, 47 percent to 38 percent. Clinton has also claimed leads in the swing states of New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida.