12:14 pm June 23, 2010, by Maureen Downey
For political junkies, here is a new poll that shows Roy Barnes coasting to victory next month and John Oxendine in a possible run-off with Karen Handel or Nathan Deal although he has twice their numbers at this point.
The poll also shows a too-close-to-call race in the GOP primary for school superintendent and Joe Martin in the lead in the Democratic side. (The poll says Martin — with 40 percent of the votes now — could be in a run-off with either of the two Democrats, suggesting that Brian Westlake and Beth Farokhi need to focus on each other. Undecideds in the race are 30 percent. )
Take a look. I am surprised at some of the low numbers for some of the gubernatorial candidates. The poll suggests that this a race between Barnes and Oxendine. I think we know what education will look like under Barnes because he has a track record. I have no idea what education would like under Oxendine.
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