The telephone survey of 625 voters, conducted Sept. 23-27 by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, showed Cagle, a Gainesville state senator, with the support of 42 percent of those polled, compared with 32 percent for Martin, an Atlanta attorney and former lawmaker.
Libertarian Allen Buckley received 2 percent, and a quarter of voters remain undecided, with five weeks to go before the Nov. 7 election.
The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Will Martin, a spokesman for the Martin campaign, played down the significance of the newspaper survey, saying it conflicted with the campaign’s own findings. “The only polling we trust is our own, which shows that the race for lieutenant governor is a dead heat,” Will Martin said.
Brad Alexander, a spokesman for the Cagle campaign, said they were confident in the newspaper poll’s accuracy.
Now that’s more like it. 🙂