InsiderAdvantage just posted, behind its screen, a poll in the Democratic race for governor done in partnership with WSB-TV, showing former incumbent Roy Barnes with a 38 percent lead, and all the announced candidates — Thurbert Baker, DuBose Porter, and David Poythress — scratching at 3 percent or less.
Undecides were more than 50 percent, so this is far from the last word. Details: 404 voters surveyed on Thursday night, 5%±MOE.
A previous IA poll, conducted in April, showed roughly the same numbers — except that Baker was at 11 percent. No explanation was offerred, but this comment from IA’s Matt Towery was later added:
“It is clear if Roy Barnes runs he is the prohibitive favorite. That said, in the crosstabs he is taking virtually all of the decided African-American vote because most African-Americans who said they would be voting don’t know who Thurbert Baker is. Once they come to know , it’s presumable he might take a portion of that away.
“On the other side, Barnes is