Many people were wondering whether all those TV ads that Democrat Roy Barnes had been running about Republican Nathan Deal were having an effect. Here’s one answer – a SurveyUSA poll conducted for 11Alive/13WMAZ/V-103, from the WMAZ website:
A statewide poll conducted for 13WMAZ shows Republican Nathan Deal leading in the race for governor.
In the SurveyUSA poll, Deal had the support of 49 percent of likely voters, Democrat Roy Barnes had 38 percent and Libertarian candidate John Monds had 9 percent.
Four percent of voters in the poll said they were undecided.
The poll’s margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. The poll was taken Friday through Sunday and the results cover 599 registered voters who said they were likely to vote in the fall election for governor.
The poll also shows that Republicans lead in the top five statewide races on the ballot, including U.S. Senate, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and School Superintendent.