Stacey Abrams visits Milledgeville with polls not looking great

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The Stacey Abrams "Let's Get it Done! Early Vote Bus Tour" trekked into Milledeville today, making a noon stop at Allen's Market downtown.

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The always wonky and always thorough FiveThirtyEight website currently has Abrams trailing in the Georgia gubernatorial race by a percentage of 50.9–44.3 against Republican challenger and current governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp. 

The FiveThirtyEight poll is a composite all of the different individual polls, with FiveThirtyEight weighing each individual poll by historical accuracy, methodology and funding source. 

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In late October 2018, meanwhile, Kemp was averaging around a 1-2 percent lead in the polls, way tighter than this time around.

The New York Times recently went into detail about some of Abrams' struggles in an article titled "Democrats Fret as Stacey Abrams Struggles in Georgia Governor’s Race," suggesting that perhaps Abrams isn't campaigning as hard and going as hard as she did in 2018. 

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"Democrats have largely kept quiet on their concerns about Ms. Abrams’s campaign. But several county elected officials and community leaders in Georgia have privately expressed their worries to the campaign directly, according to interviews with more than two dozen Democratic officials who asked not to be named discussing private conversations. They have complained that the campaign was slow to reach out to key constituencies and underestimated Mr. Kemp’s strength in an already difficult year for Democratic candidates," reads the article.

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