The Cagle campaign is out pimping a poll conducted for the campaign by McLaughlin & Associates. This is the first poll of significance showing Ralph behind.
Now, for all of you who want to pooh-pooh this poll, a brief word, if you will, about McLaughlin & Associates. I know Jim McLaughlin. I know their work. I hold no polling firm in higher esteem, frankly. I’ve worked with Strategic Visions, I worked with thepollingcompany, and I’ve worked with several others.
In my mind, McLaughlin & Associates is at the top and it is to Casey Cagle’s credit that he used them. McLaughlin’s polls pull no punches and they are very, very careful to give a full and complete picture of the race.
According to McLaughlin, Casey leads Ralph 27% to 21% with 53% undecided — a substantial deviation from other polls. Casey is ahead 31% to 22% in “North Georgia