Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a 5-point lead over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state of Georgia, according to a survey released Wednesday by Monmouth University. The poll shows Biden at 50% support among registered voters, with Trump garnering 45% support. 

The statewide survey of 504 Georgia voters, conducted from Oct. 23 to 27, has a 4.4 point margin of error. 

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Biden and Trump tied in Georgia, which has 16 electoral votes. The Cook Political Report rates the state as “lean Republican.” 

But Trump may need a strong Republican turnout, as Democrats have made inroads. The once-solidly red state has become more competitive in recent years after strong results from gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in 2018 and by Jon Ossoff in a 2017 special election for a U.S. House seat.

Biden could possibly be the first Democrat since Bill Clinton in 1992 to win Georgia. Trump won Georgia by 5.1 points in the 2016 election over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, 50.4% to 45.3%. 

On Tuesday, Biden visited Warm Springs, Georgia, where President Franklin Roosevelt had a personal retreat. Biden evoked Roosevelt during his speech, saying he would strive to “heal” the nation amid multiple crises.

Trump recently held a rally in Macon, Georgia, where he said the Second Amendment is “under siege.”
He is aiming for large turnout among rural, white voters in the state.

Biden has a strong nationwide lead over Trump in the final days of the election, with more than 75 million Americans having already voted. A CNN poll released Wednesday showed Biden leading Trump by 12 points in the general election, 54% to 42%.