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GA: 2010 Primaries (SurveyUSA 7/7-8)

Topics: Georgia , poll

SurveyUSA for V-103 / WMAZ-TV / WXIA-TV
7/7-8/20; 955 likely Republican primary voters, 3.2% margin of error
554 likely Democratic primary voters, 4.2% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(SurveyUSA release)

Georgia

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
32% Oxendine, 23% Handel, 12% Deal, 12% Johnson, 5% McBerry, 4% Chapman, 1% Putnam

2010 Governor: Democratic Primary
56% Barnes, 18% Baker, 6% Porter, 5% Poythress, 3% Bolton, 3% Camon, 1% Mangham

2010 Senate: Democratic Primary
64% Thurmond, 13% Hadley

 

Comments
GoTo123:

Looks like Barnes will be getting the Democratic nomination while Handel and Oxendine will be in a runoff. Any Georgia residents have any prediction on who will win the run off?

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GoTo123:

Anyways, this one will be very interesting to watch. Definitely a toss up right now and the election could go either way. I'm sure it'll be very close.

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Farleftandproud:

I really liked Senator Cleland a lot. I think the final solution of the Southern Strategy sadly happened in 2002 and 2004; Chambliss lied about Cleland being a traitor to his country for questioning the reasons to go to Iraq, while Saxby Chambliss got deferrments. The next sad moments were Breux's retirement and being replaced with that jackass David Vitter. The worst was Fritz Hollings being replaced by Jim Demint.

Some hope sort of came along with the election of Sentator's Webb and Warner in VA and Kagan in NC, but Atlanta is such a great city and people are fairly open minded there. I think if turnout in GA is better among minorities and Dems can find some more conservative candidates, they may have a shot to win this race.

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JMSTiger:

Surprisingly, former governor Barnes has a real shot of winning this race in November. Not because Georgia is suddenly becoming more of a Democratic state, but because the economy is not all that great there (like it is everywhere, except North Dakota) and a lot of people want to give the other side a chance after eight years of Republican governor Sonny Perdue.

If I had to make a call right now, I say Oxendine or Handel wins with 50% or 51% of the vote.

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GoTo123:

I have been following this one closely (because it is listed as a toss up) and I do have to agree that Barnes does have a real chance of winning this one.

Although I moved out of Georgia about three years ago, I do have relatives who still live in the state so I still know what's going on with Georgia politics.

FarLeftAndProud, one of the reasons Georgia Democrats have had such a hard time winning offices is because they manage to nominate bad candidates. For example, Jim Marshall in 2008 didn't have very good name recognition which is one of the reasons why he lost to Saxby. Both of the Senate candidates running against Isakson this year suffer from the same issue. Of course Isakson is a lot more popular than Chambliss and I highly doubt that any Georgia Democrat would be able to unseat him.

JMSTiger, in my opinion Karen Handel would be the best choice for the nomination. Both Oxendine and Deal have extremely shady ethics which would likely come back to bite them. (In fact, Deal left Congress a week before an ethics probe was started against him and now he doesn't have to answer to it.)

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jmartin4s:

Well it looks like Barnes will win the primary, while Handel and Oxendine bloody each other up in a nasty runoff. I feel bad for Thurbert Baker though. He should have ran in 2008 against Chambliss and would have most likely unseated him.

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Farleftandproud:

Getting back to a comment made on a previous blog when someone said that Pelosi and Hoyer were out of line to be linking some tea partiers with domestic terror, and how that is being as much of a tyrant as Dick Cheney telling peaceful protesters at a anti-war march "You don't critisize your government in War time".

I honestly believe that if Reagan were around today he would hate what the right has resorted to. It is almost like the left wing has become more peaceful in their crititism of war ad fighting for other causes. I will exclude the G7 protesters since many of those are not Americans. Besides from them, the left is fairly peaceful and the right is more willing to resort to death threats and even acts of terror like what we saw with Tim Mcveigh.

Reagan and Nixon's fans in the 60's and 70's were the Silent Majority who were the ones afraid of the radical left, but now it seems like those hippies who are now older Americans today are the mature ones, and the tea partiers are the radical ones.

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GoTo123:

Farleftandproud: Violence can go either way. Both the left and the right have committed violent political acts. Basing an entire group on the acts of a few of their members isn't just. It's sort of like how some people believe that violent media is responsible for serial killers and should be banned because of a few sick individuals. I have to seriously disagree with those types of views.

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Farleftandproud:

Well, I have to say that Bush and Cheney at least didn't get spat on by protesters like that Missouri congressman got called a Nigger.

I didn't see any gay activists beat up Santorum after he made his comment about homosexuality in the same category as sex with animals.

There was one violent act last March after the health care overhall vandalizing Rep Cantor's office building and death threat vs, 100's against Democratic congressmen and women.

I think the US is about the only country that would be greedy enough and have such sick people that they would be this angry over health care reform out of all things. I remember that seen where there was a 59 year old homeless disabled vet, and he confronted the bastards in Ohio protesting Obamacare, and they just yelled at the guy, "get a job"! No wonder represenative Grayson said that the foes of health care reform and insurance companies hope that people will either not get sick, or if they are sick to die quickly.

It is going to take years for these acts to be lived down in my mind, and I am simply not going to forgive them until they can show a little humility and denounce these acts, and act like they really mean it. I don't think the voices of the GOP's apologies were sufficient because they apologize one day and the next day they go back to firing their own attacks and lies.

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Farleftandproud:

"Basing an entire group on the acts of a few of their members isn't just. It's sort of like how some people believe that violent media is responsible for serial killers and should be banned because of a few sick individuals. I have to seriously disagree with those types of views."

Just to clarify what I said, I know that there are many respectable conservatives out there. Likewise I don't think that all people who are part of the tea party movement do the kinds of things I have mentioned in my blogs. Nevertheless, I do fault the GOP for not speaking out against this violence.

All's fair in love war and politics, and just to be fair, If someone from the far left commits a heinous act or burns down morman churches for their anti-gay stand, that if acts like these increase, I hope Obama, Biden and leading Democrats will voice their outrage against this stuff.

If anyone from the right thinks I have ignored any left wing violence in this country committed by Americans, not including middle easterners, over the past 5 years please educate me.

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