Michelle Nunn Leads Perdue And Kingston In Georgia Senate Poll

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It’s still very early in the process, but a new Rasmussen Poll seems to indicate that Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn will be competitive against either one of the two Republicans headed for a July runoff for their party’s nomination:

Georgia Republicans won’t have a specific nominee for a couple more months, but the final two contenders are running slightly behind Democrat Michelle Nunn in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the U.S. Senate race in Georgia.

A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Nunn leading Congressman Jack Kingston 47% to 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while nine percent (9%) are undecided.

In a matchup with businessman David Perdue, Nunn earns 45% support to her GOP rival’s 42%. Seven percent (7%) favor another candidate in this contest, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

It’s worth noting that most previous polling had shown Perdue narrowly leading Nunn and, even with this new result, the RealClearPolitics poll average still favors him by 1.8 points. Nunn has consistently polled better against Kingston, including an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll from earlier this month that showed her leading the Congressman by ten points. With the new poll, Nunn has a 3.2 point advantage in the RealClearPolitics average.

As I said, it’s still very early in the race and polling today doesn’t necessarily tell us how things will end up in November. However, if additional polling continues to show Nunn performing better against Kingston than she does against Perdue then we can likely expect some Democratic outside groups to put money into the race leading up to the July runoff election to try to push Kingston and undermine Perdue.

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  1. stonetools says:

    Go Michelle! Even if she doesn’t win, if she just forces the Republicans to spend millions to save the seat for the Republicans, that’s good for Democrats.
    If she wins, well that will be a big wake up call for Republicans.

  2. superdestroyer says:

    If the Republicans cannot win in Georgia, then will everyone just admit that the Republicans are no longer relevant and that the U.S. should decide who it will function as a one party state.

  3. MikeSJ says:


    If, and it still is a bigger if than I would like, the Republican candidate loses in Georgia it will be because he opposes policies that the citizens of the state support – the Medicaid expansion for starters.

    If enough people are willing to vote for politicians that want to hurt the citizens of the state, well, the Republican has a pretty good shot at winning.

  4. humanoid.panda says:

    @superdestroyer: After FDR takes Ohio (Ohio!) with 57.5% of the vote will everyone just admit that the Republicans are no longer relevant and that the U.S. should decide who it will function as a one party state.

  5. superdestroyer says:


    In 1936 the Democrats managed to get a majority of the black vote and a majority of the white vote in the deep south. If the Democrats had managed to hold that coalition together, then the U.S. would have been a one party state a long time ago. Of course, in 1936 90% of the voters were white. In the future less than 50% of the voters will be white. David Axelrod understands how to maintain a one party state based upon high levels of government spending and building an ethnic coalition. Has Chicago has a Republican mayor since 1936?

  6. James in Silverdale, WA says:

    They are still milking the 1996 Olympics on their road signs? Time does pass slower in the Old Sooth…