A new, day-after-the-vote poll from Rasmussen Reports:
[R]egardless of which Republican wins the run-off, Democrat Roy Barnes finds himself in a close race as he seeks to reclaim the title of Governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds that Barnes earns 44% of the vote if Karen Handel is the Republican nominee and 43% if Nathan Deal is his opponent.
Handel earns 45% of the vote against Barnes while Deal picks up 49%.
The automated poll was conducted on Wednesday, and has an MOE of 3 percent. These may be the more important numbers:
Handel is viewed as politically conservative by 44% of Georgia voters, moderate by 30% and liberal by 14%.
For Deal, those numbers are 54% conservative, 21% moderate and 11% liberal.
Barnes is seen as liberal by 37% and moderate by 44%.