In four days, voters from across the state will participate in the July 15th primary to choose which one of five Democratic U.S. Senate candidates will face off against Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss in November.
Many political experts expect there to be a run-off in the race for the Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate nomination and if the new Insider Advantage poll released is correct, voters can expect to see Vernon Jones and Jim Martin on their August 5th run-off ballots.
The new poll, released by WSB-TV Thursday afternoon, says that former state Rep. Jim Martin leads DeKalb County CEO by eleven points; 31% to 20%. Former WSB-TV investigative reporter Dale Cardwell comes in third with 11% and all other candidates are in single digits [Source: WSB-TV, “POLL: Democrat Martin Takes Lead For Senate Nomination”, July 10, 2008].
A very high number poll respondents, 33%, say they are still undecided.
The full results of the poll are posted below.
Jim Martin – 31%
Vernon Jones – 20%
Dale Cardwell – 11%
Rand Knight – 4%
Josh Lanier – 1%
Undecided – 33%