Polling on the Governor’s Race

I have gotten my hands on some very interesting polling from a very reputable polling firm. The polling was conducted at my request as part of a larger polling package for a race I’m working on. I asked about the governor’s race. The polling sampled 300 voters with a margin of error of ± 5%. The actual question asked was, “If the election for Governor were held today, and the candidates were Sonny Perdue, the Republican candidate, and Mark Taylor, the Democratic candidate, for whom would you vote?


  1. Erik

    Why do you think MT is beating Sonny by 20 in Peach County and by 5 in Crawford County?

    It is very good for Sonny if MT is stuck at 50 in the African American community and to have 27 still undecided. I’d like to see the numbers in South Dekalb and City of Atlanta.

  2. Mojo says:

    Interesting, though I am concerned about that 0.3% that say they’ve never heard of President George W. Bush.

  3. Erick says:

    Mojo, I agree.

    Todd, I think there are several factors in Peach County, including that the polling was weighted toward the Democrats overall.

    I’m still digging through the data though and hope to have more answers on that issue. I was very surprised by the Peach County numbers and the City of Macon numbers. Had you asked me before hand, I would have guessed exactly opposite both of them.

  4. Erick says:

    ugavi, we just asked for basic sentiment to vote for a particular party. While most people identified themselves as Democrat and preferred the Democrat in the race I was polling in a number that tracked party affiliation, the statewide preference was for Republicans.

    It was one of those classic Georgia races where the people preferred Democrats locally and Republicans statewide and on the federal level.

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