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GA: 45% Deal, 41% Barnes (InsiderAdvantage 8/18)

Topics: Georgia , poll

InsiderAdvantage
8/18/10; 554 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(InsiderAdvantage release)

Georgia

2010 Governor
45% Deal (R), 41% Barnes (D), 5% Monds (L)

2010 Senate
47% Isakson (R), 35% Thurmond (D), 7% Donovan (L) (chart)

 

Comments
Bob in SJ:

Isakson's looking pretty weak for a Republican in a Red State in a favorable environment. He'll still win, but might not avoid a run-off (unless GA changed their election rules from '08).

Barnes looks okay - I wonder if Deal is getting a primary bump.

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Dave:

@Bob: The Libertarian is getting 7%. Isakson is just fine.

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Bob in SJ:

@ Dave

Isakson will no, no doubt. I just expected him to be above 50%.

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Dave:

Yep, and I'm saying there's a reason he isn't above fifty percent. And that reason is that there appears to be a reasonably strong Libertarian candidate (with over exaggerated support most likely, but still). If It was just Isakson 47%- Thurmond 35%, I'd agree with you.

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tjampel:

This poll is MOE between Deal and Barnes. That's more interesting than the foregone conclusion Senate race, and it's different from what other polling firms have found.

As for Isakson, he's the guy who brought us death panels...well...precipitated them at least....it was his "compassionate" provision for reimbursed end-of -life counseling that was added to the Senate's version of HCR and which generated all the faux outrage from Repubs like Charles "Pull the Plug on Granny" Grassley. Isakson has had some good ideas through the years, actually.

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Farleftandproud:

Oh, that is right! I remember hearing about Isakson's end of life counseling ideas. I couldn't remember if it was him or Saxby.

It is good to see Georgia is competitive. I'm not surprised at these results since Atlanta and some suburbs, not all of them, are fairly progressive by Southern standards. You have some of the same Demographics of out of staters from the northeast/Mid Atlantic, that you also find in the Research Triangle in NC.

My other theory is that some of the parts of the US that have younger professionals moving there are going to trend Democratic, and that could also be why states like IN, Ohio and PA Democrats are not doing so well. A lot of younger folks are leaving because there are no jobs there.

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