Yet another statewide poll – the third this week – shows that Georgia’s race for governor remains in runoff territory. From Channel 2 Action News and InsiderAdvantage:
– Republican Nathan Deal, 47 percent;
– Democrat Roy Barnes, 41 percent;
– Libertarian John Monds, 5 percent;
– And undecided, 7 percent.
According to Channel 2 Action News, the survey touched 2,119 voters and has an MOE of +/- 2 percentage points.
IA CEO Matt Towery’s analysis, in part:
“Nathan Deal got a little closer to the magic 50-per-cent-plus-one mark by improving his numbers among independent voters. This is likely the result of recent ads in which Deal has punched back at Democratic nominee Roy Barnes, who hammered Deal with a series of tough ads for months. But this race is not yet decided. Deal continues to have trouble bringing Republicans home. In our last survey, 76 percent of Republicans said they were voting for Deal. In this survey, that percentage remains within the margin of error at 74 percent.”
By happenstance, Emory University this afternoon pushed out the YouTube analysis below by Merle Black, the political scientist, on Barnes’ chances: