7:55 pm July 2, 2010, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
A new poll from Atlanta-based InsiderAdvantage shows a dead heat atop the race for the Republican nomination for governor, with Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and former Secretary of State Karen Handel both with 18 percent.
The poll, conducted July 1 of 914 likely Republican voters, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
Oxendine has been polling ahead of Handel in other recent polls, getting as much as 34 percent in a SurveyUSA poll from mid-June.
The latest InsiderAdvantage poll, released Friday evening, has former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal at 12 percent and former state Sen. Eric Johnson at 8 percent. Sen. Jeff Chapman is at 6 percent, Ray McBerry gets 3 percent and
Otis Putnam, 1 percent.
Importantly, 34 percent are undecided.
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