Oxendine is at 35% in the latest poll, with Handel (11%), Deal (10%) and Johnson (3%) well behind. 33% are still undecided more than a year out.
What also helps Oxendine is strong favorability ratings (61%) versus unfavorable (18%). 20% have no opinion. Those numbers have not changed since April, during which time the AJC printed a couple of stories about questionable campaign contributions to the Oxendine campaign.
Rasmussen goes on to say about Oxendine’s next two closest competitors,
“Forty-nine percent (49%) have a favorable view of Handel, with 12% unfavorable. But like all the candidates other than Oxendine, she is little known by many Georgia voters. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say they don’t known enough about Handel to voice an opinion of her.
For Deal, his favorables are 28% and his unfavorables are 14%. But 58% don’t have an opinion about the 16-year congressman.”
On the Democrat side, the numbers are far more skewed in favor of Barnes. His next closest competitor, AG Thurbert Baker, trails far behind the former Governor.
“State Attorney General Thurbert Baker is a distant second with eight percent (8%) of the vote, followed by House Minority Leader Dubose Porter at five percent (5%).
David Poythress, a former secretary of state in Georgia and unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1998, ties with Carl Camon, the mayor of Ray City, at two percent (2%) each.”
The survey also asked Georgia’s what they thought about current Governor Sonny Perdue.
Perdue is limited by law from running for releection. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of all Georgia voters approve of Perdue’s job performance with 16% who strongly approve. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disapprove, including 14% who strongly disapprove. These numbers are largely unchanged from April.
Also in the April survey, 45% of Georgia voters said the state’s next governor will be a Republican, while 38% predicted a Democrat will win.