When Karl Rove recently shifted Georgia from “safe Romney” to “lean Romney,” he hinted that the adjustment was motivated by the lack of recent polling.
But Better Georgia, a Democratic-leaning group, is out today with an automated poll indicating that the 2012 presidential contest in Georgia could be a near-repeat of 2008, with Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama, 49 to 46 percent.
In 2008, Republican John McCain beat Obama, 52 to 47 percent.
Click here for more details. The automated poll of 1,158 likely voters was conducted Aug. 15-18 and has an MOE of 2.9 percent.
The statewide poll also declares that 57 percent of likely voters support want the current Medicare program kept in place even if it means raising taxes. Thirty-one percent favor a voucher system.
The paragraph below, excerpted from an email sent by Scott Paradise, campaign manager for 12th District congressional candidate Rick Allen, is notable on many levels.
But look how quickly a certain Missouri congressman has become a Republican pariah. Emphasis is mine:
After their advertisement was proven to a flat-out lie, career politician Lee Anderson’s campaign has pulled the advertisement, which was produced by disgraced Missouri U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin’s media firm, off the airwaves. Lee Anderson’s campaign began falsely running an advertisement accusing Rick Allen of committing a felony on Friday – less than one week after being caught falsely accusing Rick Allen of donating to John Barrow in a mail piece sent to thousands of voters.
Speaking of Todd Akin, who may hold Republican control of the U.S. Senate in his hands, here’s the TV ad up with, apologizing for the rape/pregnancy controversy:
The AJC’s Politifact Georgia today takes a look at whether state School Superintendent John Barge has reversed his position on charter schools.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider