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GA: 46% Deal, 46% Handel (InsiderAdvantage 8/5)

Topics: Georgia , governor , poll , Primary

InsiderAdvantage
8/5/10; 514 likely Republican primary voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(InsiderAdvantage release)

Georgia

2010 Governor: Republican Primary
46% Handel, 46% Deal (chart)

 

Comments
GoTo123:

Oh man this one is going to be a nail biter to the very end. Looks like Deal has made a lot of gains from the primary. This one is definitely going to come down to urban Republicans (Handle's core votes) vs rural Republicans (Deal's core votes). I wonder if the urban Republicans have gained enough votes within the past couple of years to tip the balance of power in their favor. Guess we'll find out very soon.

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boomer40:

Deal's anti-gay ads have been absolutely execrable. Now watch them work.

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Bigmike:

Polls on this race have been all over the place. Do they have a runoff in GA if no one gets 50%. Has Oxendine dropped out?

I honestly have not followed this one closely and don't have time at the moment for a little research.

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GoTo123:

Bigmike: By Georgia law, if one of the candidates fails to break the 50% mark a runoff is required. This is what is happening right now. Handel came in first in the primary and Deal was the runner up. It seems to me that Deal has picked up a lot of the votes won by the other candidates in the primary.

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Bigmike:

GoTo123

I finally found some quiet time to look this up and now I don't need to. Thanks for the info. We won't have to spend a lot of time chewing our nails.

From the little I have read both are solid conservatives. I can hardly wait to see the first numbers of how the winner stacks up against Barnes.

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Farleftandproud:

The righties have done an outstanding job on finding a new genre of attractive female candidates and conservative pundits on FOX who are pretty foxy. They look like they belong with Hugh Hefner at Playboy mansion rather than Bill O' the Clown and Hannity. I bet their wives get a bit jealous.

The GOP has Palin, Bachman, Nikki Halley, Marsha Blackburn, and what kind of attractive females have the Democrats come up with? A few! Gov. Granholm is attractive, Rep Markey in CO, Michelle Obama and Wasserman Shultz in Florida, but the woman senators of the Democratic party are older.

Nevertheless, the GOP's anti-femminist, attractive females has been a strategy that seems so be working. The GOP was getting very dominated by older white males.

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Farleftandproud:

The GOP voters are obviously concerned that Palin's endorsed candidate may have a harder time in the general election. I think it will be harder for any Democratic candidate to win a mid-term in GA because too many blacks don't come out in the midterms. They complain about how bad the conservatives are but just don't show up to change things themselves.

A rep named Barrow won by less than 1 percent in 2006 and won by 20 percent with Obama on the ticket. I called to see if he would support voting yes on the health care bill and they told me he was in too conservative district and was afraid to lose. That district I noticed is about 35 percent african American, so it shows you that the Georgia Democrats have some seriousl work to do.

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TeaPartyRules:

OMG went to Atlanta today and could not believe the many anti Obama billboards, amazing. Lots of great Americans in Atlanta.

Google anti Obama billboards in Atlanta.

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GoTo123:

TeaPartyRules: Hate to be a downer, but you do realize that all those billboards are most likely sponsored by the exact same group or the same person? Just saying...

FarLeftAndProud: Historically speaking, blacks have always had a lower voting turn out than whites, but yeah, there was a definite increase in 2008.

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GoTo123:

TeaPartyRules: http://www.billboardsforamerica.com/

I think these are the guys sponsoring them.

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TeaPartyRules:

GoTo123
Not the same billboards that I saw. The ones I saw mentioned Government Dependency and some change message with change spelled with a Russia cycle and hammer symbol in place of the "C". They were sooooo funny.

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TeaPartyRules:

I was really excited to see people are now not afraid to blast Obama in a very black city.

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TeaPartyRules:

White people apparently have become immune to being called racist. They word has lost its impact due to its' over use. I know it doesn't bother me anymore to be called a racist.

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Chris V.:

"Farleftandproud:

The righties have done an outstanding job on finding a new genre of attractive female candidates and conservative pundits on FOX who are pretty foxy. They look like they belong with Hugh Hefner at Playboy mansion rather than Bill O' the Clown and Hannity. I bet their wives get a bit jealous."

Zing!

"The GOP has Palin, Bachman, Nikki Halley, Marsha Blackburn, and what kind of attractive females have the Democrats come up with? A few! Gov. Granholm is attractive, Rep Markey in CO, Michelle Obama and Wasserman Shultz in Florida, but the woman senators of the Democratic party are older."

...and then you accuse the GOP of being "anti-feminist" right after making a long post about a bunch of women politicians and judging them on attractiveness.

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John:

"change spelled with a Russia cycle and hammer symbol"

I think you meant the Soviet hammer and sickle.

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Farleftandproud:

Well I was more or less talking about some psychological factors that Party bosses like to come up with about marketing candidates. My point was, for a long time both parties seemed to be nominating younger men candidates who were attractive to women, like Jack Kennedy and Dan Quayle, but it seemed like the women who were nominated from both parties were smart but not what I would call pretty.

I would vote for the candidate who I felt was most qualified and most electable. I would do that in a Democratic primary and a general election. I do think there are some independent men and woman who do allow a candidate's physical attractiveness to win their vote.

The cameras did do a dirty trick on Richard Nixon in 1960 showing him a bit uptight and his 5 o clock shadow while the camera seemed to capture JFK's confidence and good looks. I think the reason why debates weren't televised for about the next 16 years had something to do with the fact the Nixon team felt tricked in someway Kennedy won because he was better looking.

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