11Alive/V103 poll: Karen Handel moves up on GOP side, Roy Barnes above 50 percent

The consortium of 11Alive and V103-FM are out today with a Survey USA poll that shows former secretary of state Karen Handel within reach of a runoff berth with state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine in the Republican primary race for governor.

But both former congressman Nathan Deal and state senator Eric Johnson of Savannah are close enough for concentrated TV campaign to change the line-up.

In the Democratic contest, former Gov. Roy Barnes has a 56 percent lead that – if it holds through the next 12 days – would allow him to claim the nomination without a runoff.

The GOP standings:

Oxendine, 32 percent;

Handel, 23 percent;

Deal, 12 percent;

Johnson, 12 percent;

Ray McBerry, 5 percent;

Jeff Chapman, 4 percent;

Otis Putnam, 1 percent;

And undecided, 17 percent.

The automated poll, on the Republican side, has a margin of error of 3.2 percent. Survey USA has a workable crosstab feature here that shows Handel – who went up on TV only today – with a potential (but not yet statistically significant) edge among Republican women.

The Democratic standings:

Barnes, 56 percent;

Thurbert Baker, 18 percent;

DuBose Porter, 6 percent;

David Poythress, 5 percent;

Carl Camon and Bill Bolton, 3 percent;

Randal Mangham, 1 percent;

And undecided, 9 percent.

The margin of error in the Democratic poll is 4.2 percent. The Survey USA crosstab machine shows that, while Baker’s share of African-American voters has picked up since the attorney general began his TV campaign, Barnes still had the support of 53 percent of black voters polled.

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81 comments Add your comment

Jim Nichols

July 9th, 2010
12:55 pm

GOP has run this state into the ground. No matter how many times they say Obama the fact is they run this state. Democrats are going to take the keys away in a number of seats this year…

Jim Nichols

July 9th, 2010
12:57 pm

Two of my oppenents in SD 17 have sent out mail this year. Both mention Obama all over the place. Ummm shouldn’t you guys run for congress if you care so much about Obama? The GA GOP candidates at state level should be focused on Georgia.

Jim Nichols

July 9th, 2010
12:59 pm

typing on my android proves I can’t spell opponent on the fly. grr….

DannyX

July 9th, 2010
1:32 pm

Since Barnes has wrapped up the Democrat side, I’ll be crossing over and will be voting for Oxendine.

jack stilton

July 9th, 2010
1:35 pm

It’s bad enough that Putnam’s mom named his Otis 100 years ago, but I could bring in more than 1% of the vote!

Bobby "Bin Laden" Kahn

July 9th, 2010
1:45 pm

Wait until the reins of power are in my hands again.

I’ll make the wrath of Jesus with the horse whip in his hand look like dress-up day at a kindergarden.

Just click that lever for good ol Roy. That’s all I ask.

James

July 9th, 2010
2:02 pm

Watcing WSB about an hour ago I saw FOUR commercials in a row from these clowns. I saw one from Deal, Ox, Barnes, and Johnson. It was almost more than I could take. Sad that the better candidates on both sides are as well funded as these crooks.

Also, I am not looking forward to having to see Handel’s face on my tv. I met her in person at an event sponsered by my employer and boy is she rude. If you question her undeveloped tax proposals she will snap at you.

Uncle Tom

July 9th, 2010
2:04 pm

The Demos like Barnes want to take us back to the 60s. The Republicans want to take us back to the 1920s and fundamentalists from all sides want to go back several more centuries. The only more depressing thing that southern/red state politics is the NBA and World Cup Soccer.

Tuff

July 9th, 2010
2:09 pm

Just a thought here. Are there any real men of character who will look past a candidates sex. Are you afraid of being immasculated by a woman? Where the hell are your balls for crying out loud?

I for one am tires of the same POS candidates we’ve had to choose from. We have an election coming up and all you can come up with are political retreads! I’m not political, but I sure as hell know when I’m being sold a bill of goods. I’m voting Karen Handel. The rest of you clowns with hangups can cast your vote elsewhere.

oldtimer

July 9th, 2010
2:17 pm

If I still lived in GA..Handel would get my vote..King Roy already had his chance. Sucking up to GAE will not win him back in my book.

Intown

July 9th, 2010
2:20 pm

Can’t believe Thurbert gave up his AG position. what a waste.

T Knight

July 9th, 2010
2:26 pm

Georgia needs Karen Handel. She has the experience to guide us through the tought times ahead. Vote Karen Handel on July 20th.

Remember in November isnt good enough. We must put an end to the democrat radicalism that has infected this country.

July 20th, Karen Handel for Governor of Georgia!

GoKaren

July 9th, 2010
2:36 pm

This is great news for Handel. All the rest have spent massive amounts of money on TV. Handel just rolled out hers today.

Weak Men

July 9th, 2010
2:39 pm

Just like with Obama, how come no one is asking questions about Handel’s past? Did she go to college? Did she even get a high school diploma? Yup we’ll wind up with another in charge and wonder, just exactly who they are.

JoeJoe

July 9th, 2010
2:40 pm

How is it possible that David Poythress who has campaigned in every counry have
only 5 percent of the vote?

Diehard

July 9th, 2010
2:41 pm

Oxendine is jealous. He wanted to wear lipstick in his ad too.

Sara B.

July 9th, 2010
2:41 pm

I voted for DuBose Porter!!!

Will

July 9th, 2010
2:52 pm

Poythress hahaha

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal Nooo Linger Longer Johnson Noooo King Roy

July 9th, 2010
3:08 pm

The Name Says It ALL

at least we know the rat

July 9th, 2010
3:16 pm

hey tuff,

yea i lost mine laughing when i saw Karen holding the rifle.

Republican radicalism is more like it; who requires an OATH to a political party?

Im gonna look at Ind, dem, and republican before i cast my vote

Mike

July 9th, 2010
3:52 pm

To those planning on crossing over to vote for the Ox in the Primary: Yes, it will make things easier for Roy Barnes in the General, but in one of the reddest states, in what should be a good GOP year, we could very well end up with Oxendine as our Governor.

Cory G

July 9th, 2010
4:02 pm

Go Karen Handel! I mean really, what better choice is there? A lifelong crook named Ox? Or Lifelong politicians that continue to think of no one but themselves like Deal and Johnson. Or, ohh, even better, sweet Roy Barnes? (Ha.Ha.Ha.)

We need someone with the guts and the integrity to change Georgia, and get us back in the right direction, and that is Karen Handel, through and through.

VOTE KAREN HANDEL, Governor of Georgia!

Retired Solider

July 9th, 2010
4:13 pm

I wonder why the folks on here can’t support their candidate of choice without tearing down everyone else? I have looked at the republican field and have determined Eric Johnson is my choice. That doesn’t mean I think all the others are terrible. Come on folks support your candidate, but leave out the negative stuff.

????

July 9th, 2010
4:56 pm

Retired Solider 4:13 pm

When are we going to meet?

Jamie Reynolds

July 9th, 2010
5:00 pm

I have blown over $1,000,000,000.00 on Eric Johnson and we are still stuck in 4th place. I should have kept Jekyll Island rather than trying to buy the whole state.

T Knight

July 9th, 2010
5:07 pm

Tuff…while I really don’t disagree with you, it could have been stated a bit nicer.

Weak Man…. your own screen name says more than I could

Mike…. That thought makes me truly sick.

Tom Watson

July 9th, 2010
5:08 pm

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Tom Watson

July 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

Eric Johnson has ethics issues and is tied to big time developers who want to make millions off their new governor–like the Reynolds. Deal was one of the most ethically challenged members of congress. Oxendine is the Blogo of Georgia Republicans. Only Karen Handel can beat Roy Barnes and prevent the policies of the Democrats in Washington from coming to Georgia. Handel all the way!

????

July 9th, 2010
5:23 pm

Retired Solider

July 9th, 2010
4:13 pm
I wonder why the folks on here can’t support their candidate of choice without tearing down everyone else? I have looked at the republican field and have determined Eric Johnson is my choice. That doesn’t mean I think all the others are terrible. Come on folks support your candidate, but leave out the negative stuff.

Why are you throwing rocks at Jim Marshall in the blog just below? Try to do what you preach. You and your buddy Saxby are cut of the same cloth. Look foward to meeting you in person.

Wreck

July 9th, 2010
5:34 pm

The only good choice is Karen Handel. She will make a fine governor.

Legend of Len Barker

July 9th, 2010
5:41 pm

Deal’s latest ad is downright insulting. It’s nothing but a hate attempt. Nothing about how he’s going to improve things, but how all the problems of the state are because of liberals and illegal immigrants.

????

July 9th, 2010
5:42 pm

Retired Solider

July 9th, 2010
1:40 pm
Roughrider-

I’m sure what you say about Marshall is true about helping veterans, though I have no first hand knowledge. Does that trump being responsible for how one votes in Congress. Scott may be just as good in veteran support and have a conservative voting record.

brandon

July 9th, 2010
5:43 pm

I just got my mailbox full of campaign mailers!! Oxendine’s was good and postive but I can’t overlook his ethics violation and Handel just hammers the other contenders with more negative ads. She bothers me with all this attack stuff……..it shows her true colors. Then some Georgia Conservative newspaper endorses someone in every race. Some were suprising.

I only have one choice and that’s Jeff Chapman. I’m really proud of my vote. Mine will not be a waste.

You Asked

July 9th, 2010
5:45 pm

I’m tempted to choose my candidate based on which campaign calls me the fewest times with push polls.

Rural Education

July 9th, 2010
6:10 pm

You Handel supporters really want your next Gov. to have a GED? I know the Republican party does really value education but come on.

Dick In Gainesville

July 9th, 2010
6:17 pm

Rural Education 6:10 pm

Better a GED than a PHD in Corruption like Ox, Deal & Johnson..

Hector

July 9th, 2010
6:54 pm

Flaggers will be ready for King Roy come this fall!!

Rural Education

July 9th, 2010
7:21 pm

The “Flaggers” should be more upset with the idiot they elected in Perdue. He had no intention of returning their glorious battle flag, he played the flaggers and the teachers.

jef

July 9th, 2010
7:51 pm

They complain about President incessantly, but they will STILL take stimulus money…Ever seen a Republican who wouldn’t? Not me.

Pork Chop

July 9th, 2010
7:53 pm

Well, folks, I used to consider myself an independent with Libertarian leanings. This last national election has made a Republican of me! I will NEVER again vote for a democrat – for ANY office. Even if state and local candidates disavow the national democrats, they still will NOT get my vote. A pig by any other name . . .

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July 9th, 2010
7:58 pm

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T Knight

July 9th, 2010
8:11 pm

Rural Ed…. sorry your education did not pay off in telling the truth. Karen Handel does have a high school diploma. This is well established.

Please do your research before posting inaccurate comments.

No one for Governor

July 9th, 2010
8:20 pm

This whole bunch are losers!!!!! Flip a coin on who wins,it will make no difference in the next four years.Why can we not find a person who is not a full time politician are a crook.

MoreChoices Folks

July 9th, 2010
8:58 pm

Obviously Handel’s campaign staffers have nothing to do but post on AJC blogs — all they ever say is she has “guts and integrity” and blah blah blah. But, what she really has is no real experience and “ethics” issues of her own – just ask the DOJ with what she tried to do to voter rolls to dilute minority voting power. And she certainly isn’t qualified to lead GA on education issues. Sorry — just not hapeneing. I don’t want Ox as Governor, and don’t know enough about most of the others – and I haven’t voted democratic for governor in 4 elections.

Neither Ox nor Handel is qualified or appropriate to be GA’s Governor , as both will simply be puppets for the people who bought their way to power — people, just please pick somebody else — ANYBODY ELSE.

Democrat Teacher

July 9th, 2010
11:07 pm

I know this is off topic but – The teachers and staff of Hall County Schools just received an email from Nathan Deal asking for our support in the election. This was sent via our district’s email system. It is well known that our Superintendent is a good friend and supporter of his as well as a neighbor.

Is this something that is allowed in this state? To use a public school email system to send out asking for support in an election?

casual observer

July 9th, 2010
11:10 pm

I have not made a choice for Governor but so what if Handel has a GED?

Look where all the lawyers and Ivy League graduates have taken us – right into the sewer. Career politicians need to be voted into another job.

If there is an (I) next to the name, send them home.

killerj

July 9th, 2010
11:11 pm

Ha ha,coxs enterprises at work again,look for real numbers in the tea parties!

killerj

July 9th, 2010
11:14 pm

donkey teacher-no,thank you for that info.

casual observer

July 9th, 2010
11:22 pm

A teacher who is a Democrat? What a surprise!

Are you he teacher who sent home instructions and tests with my third grader with every one full of grammatical and syntax errors? She now attends a private school where the emphasis is on education and not teacher benefits. Best move her Mother and I ever made.

I actually have sympathy for public school teachers in general for the atmosphere they must endure and the inability to discipline. Teachers forced to tolerate students with no interest in learning and parents who consider the school a baby sitting service are much to blame. But I find that more public school teachers than should be tolerated are inept and uneducated themselves.

casual observer

July 9th, 2010
11:35 pm

I am tired of politicians who enter office with little or no net worth and leave office as millionaires.

The financial disclosure forms for their first race and current race should be mandatory reading for all voters. If they are more wealthy now than in their first race – send them home.

In fact, send all the incumbents home, at least the new guys will have some learning curve (an honesty period if you will) before they start stealing from the taxpayers. Then at the next opportunity send them home. Please do not take the position that everyone’s elected representative or Senator is a crook except for yours.

Eliminate the pork from the Local, State and Federal budgets and balancing the budgets will be far less difficult.

NEVER, NEVER, EVER vote for anyone with a law degree. A lawyer has been a crook for long enough to avoid the learning curve.