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Democrat Michelle Nunn narrowly leads all of her Republican rivals in Georgia’s 2014 race for U.S. Senate, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.

The poll, which was commissioned by progressive advocacy group Americans United for Change, finds that Nunn leads Rep. Paul Broun 42 to 41 percent, Rep. Jack Kingston 44 to 42 percent, Rep. Phil Gingrey 45 to 41 percent, and former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel 44 to 40 percent. Each of those leads is within — or right on the border of — the poll’s plus-or-minus 3.9 percent margin of error.

The results are similar to PPP’s previous poll in August, which found the race to be essentially a toss-up.

Nunn, a former CEO of the Points of Light charity and the daughter of former Georgia senator Sam Nunn, is benefiting from strong support among her own party. She is winning over 80 percent of Democrats against each of her prospective opponents; by contrast, none of the Republicans are carrying over 80 percent of their party’s voters.

Nunn is the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s May 20 primary. Broun, Kingston, Gingrey, and Handel are the four leading contenders in the increasingly negative Republican primary; Gingrey currently holds a narrow lead in early polls.

In order to win in reliably Republican Georiga, Nunn will need a strong showing among Independent voters. She currently leads each of the four Republicans by between 2 and 5 percent among this crucial constituency. There is some reason for Republicans to worry that Nunn could run up the score with Independents and moderate voters; the GOP primary has so far taken the form of a race to the far right, and given the controversies in the candidates’ pasts, there is a real possibility that the GOP could wind up with an unelectable nominee.

Nunn may represent Democrats’ best chance to win a Republican-held Senate seat in 2014. If she does pull off an upset in November, it would greatly complicate the GOP’s hopes of winning the net six seats it needs to claim a Senate majority.

PPP surveyed 640 Georgia voters from January 24 to 26. The poll has a +/- 3.9 percent margin of error. Its full results can be seen here.

Photo: Be The Change, Inc via Flickr

Actor as Donald Trump in Russia Today video ad

Screenshot from RT's 'Trump is here to make RT Great Again'

Russia Today, the network known in this country as RT, has produced a new "deep fake" video that portrays Donald Trump in post-presidential mode as an anchor for the Kremlin outlet. Using snippets of Trump's own voice and an actor in an outlandish blond wig, the ad suggests broadly that the US president is indeed a wholly owned puppet of Vladimir Putin– as he has so often given us reason to suspect.

"They're very nice. I make a lot of money with them," says the actor in Trump's own voice. "They pay me millions and hundreds of millions."

But when American journalists described the video as "disturbing," RT retorted that their aim wasn't to mock Trump, but his critics and every American who objects to the Russian manipulations that helped bring him to power.

As an ad for RT the video is amusing, but the network's description of it is just another lie. Putin's propagandists are again trolling Trump and America, as they've done many times over the past few years –- and this should be taken as a warning of what they're doing as Election Day approaches.

The Lincoln Project aptly observed that the Russians "said the quiet part out loud" this time, (Which is a bad habit they share with Trump.)