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Democrat Jon Ossoff has built a stunning 7-point lead in Georgia's House race

There is still plenty of time for fortunes to turn in the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel for Georgia's 6th District House seat, vacated earlier this year by Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary. But with the election looming on June 20, Ossoff now holds a stunning 7-point lead over his opponent in the highly-anticipated race, according to the newest poll out of the state.

Ossoff was unable to secure a majority in the initial election in April, forcing a runoff with Handel. Common wisdom held that Handel would have an easier time running one-on-one with Ossoff in the heavily Republican distriction, but an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows that the opposite is the case: "The poll of likely voters has Ossoff leading Handel by a 51-44 margin ahead of the June 20 runoff," the paper writes. "About 5 percent of voters are undecided. The margin of error is 4 percentage points."

The poll was conducted between June 5-8 and reached 1,000 registered voters.