InsiderAdvantage/Channel 2 poll suggests possible Deal-Barnes runoff

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Another poll, another indication that the Georgia gubernatorial race may be headed for a runoff. The latest InsiderAdvantage/Channel 2 poll has Republican Nathan Deal up 6 percentage points over Democrat Roy Barnes:

– Republican Nathan Deal, 47 percent

– Democrat Roy Barnes, 41 percent

– Libertarian John Monds, 5 percent

– And undecided, 7 percent.

Channel 2 Action News said 2,119 voters were polled with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

11 comments Add your comment

David S

October 27th, 2010
9:23 am

Polls won’t change my mind. John Monds is the best candidate for the job. That should be clear to EVERYONE by now. Some just don’t learn from history. Only the republican and democratic parties are to blame for our fiscal and political mess. Time for a libertarian change.

Will

October 27th, 2010
9:35 am

This doesn’t cout the 300k plus early votes though.

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October 27th, 2010
10:10 am

David S

October 27th, 2010
9:23 am
“Polls won’t change my mind. John Monds is the best candidate for the job. That should be clear to EVERYONE by now. Some just don’t learn from history. Only the republican and democratic parties are to blame for our fiscal and political mess. Time for a libertarian change.”

But, David, Nathan Deal is the BEST candidate because he has the RIGHT (double entrende) connections amongst developers and roadbuilders in North Georgia! Plus, like most of the people he’ll be serving, he has trouble balancing a checkbook and paying a mortgage. That makes Nathan Deal the one and ONLY man for the job!

Henry

October 27th, 2010
1:41 pm

Polls are often irrefutable, and therefore aren’t good science. A plus or minus two percent error, with seven percent undecided, is a wide range, especially when you’re talking about a possible run-off scenario. So only in the most extreme and unlikely scenarios could this poll be refuted as inaccurate. As such, these hucksters parade around as scientists when they’re just a bunch of coiffed grease ball hustlers manipulating numbers for profit.

john

October 27th, 2010
2:39 pm

I think it does though, Will…

Anyway, what will be interesting is the exit polling, since it only polls those that vote on election day.

Chris

October 27th, 2010
3:04 pm

Well I hate to say this but if a runoff happens the chances are VERY slim that Roy Barnes could pull it off. It’s going to be near impossible to convince his voters to go back to the polls which sadly leaves us with the crooked Deal. Looks like were going to have to go through another four years of hell.

john

October 27th, 2010
3:46 pm

Roybama baby

October 27th, 2010
5:32 pm

John Monds is a flaming fool. The man doesn’t even have a job! And Barnes, well the old codger, coddled and empowered the most notorious serial pedophile in U.S. history. Why did Barnes attempt to stymie an investigation of such a pervert? http://bibbrepublicanparty.com.

Roybama baby

October 27th, 2010
5:49 pm

Why did Roy Barnes coddle and empower the most notorious serial pedophile in U.S. history. Why did Barnes attempt to stymie an investigation of such a pervert? http://bibbrepublicanparty.com.

Harold

October 30th, 2010
10:50 pm

Remember the flag? No referendum, just a backroom deal between Barnes and Jesse Jackson, and it was rushed through the legislature. The Barnes flag was shoved down our throats. Hopefully, Barnes will be booted again during the first round. If not, then certainly with a runoff. Barnes said the race will be decided south of Macon, because people there know him better than they know Deal. They know him all right, but not for the reasons he likes to believe. And people south of Macon don’t have a short memory.

Maggy Martinez

October 31st, 2010
10:09 am

The Saturday debete help Roy Barnes to put his numbers up. He showed he has the experience to lead Georgia, and he got the grip during the debate to demostrate that he knows what he is taking about. Certainly, Neal has the state numbers and figures mess-up. He did counted with the wrong research about, how the state’s numbers were when Barnes left office. If Nathna Deal doesn’t know the numbers, then h did not show, during the debate, the necessary experience to lead this state. Certainly, Barnes got the necesary % to go to a run-off.