Rasmussen Reports has just posted its first (automated) poll on the U.S. Senate race in Georgia between Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson and Democrat Michael Thurmond:
Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson finally has a major Democratic opponent in his bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate, but the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race finds the incumbent holding on to more than 50% support.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of likely voters in the state favor Isakson in a match-up with State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond who earns 35% support. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided.
A month ago, Isakson posted a 52% to 31% lead over an unnamed generic Democratic candidate. Thurmond just entered the race on Wednesday.
Opposition to the recently-enacted national health care plan runs slightly higher in the state than it is nationally, which plays to Isakson’s advantage…
Isakson gets 83% of the votes of those who strongly favor repeal, while Thurmond earns 82% support from the smaller group that opposes repeal.
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