• Lawton Sack says:

      Normally I would agree with you, but with the apparent GA GOP message this year being to beat Roy Barnes, these polls are going to be very useful to the candidates.

    • ByteMe says:

      This is true, because the first votes don’t come against King Roy… they come between Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The polls are a bit too far ahead of reality.

      • RuralDem says:

        That’s an insult to Snow White.

        Unless I’m getting my fairy tales mixed up, Snow White only ran away from her duties (Princess or whatever), once.

        • ByteMe says:

          You are getting them mixed up with Cinderella. Snow White had black hair; Cindy’s a blond. 🙂

  1. Pine Knot says:

    Nathan continues to show that he is the strongest against Barnes. He also has made a campaign promise to try to enact Arizona’s immigration law in Georgia.

  2. Mayonnaise says:

    Hmmmm….. Barnes polls highest (43%) against Oxendine and Baker polls highest (36%) against Handel. 🙂

    • Mountain Republican says:

      No surpise. Most people-Rs and Ds are “anybody but Ox”, so Barnes would be a little stronger against Ox. Baker is intelligent and has a strong grasp of the issues more than just the cute sound bites, so he is sort of the anti-Handel. The polls are beginning to confirm that Deal is our best shot against Barnes (or Baker for that matter). Thats why other sock puppets blast Nathan so often and so brutally-they know their candidate is no match for when it comes to carrying the GOP banner against a strong Democrat in November.

    • NorthGAGOP says:

      Hmm –

      “As he did last month, Barnes, who served as Georgia’s governor from 1999 to 2003, fares best against State Senate President Eric Johnson, now leading him 42% to 37%. ”

      “Baker trails in general election match-ups as well. He fails to attract more than 36% support against any Republican, whereas every GOP contender but Johnson attracts more than 40%”

  3. Technocrat says:

    The question is which Republican can be the most bloody ruthless in firing state employees, raising taxes, jailing miscredents, and generally inflicing the most pain on illegals and the insolvent?
    Who will relish in the pain he/she causes for 4 full years.

  4. fishtail says:

    What will the polling numbers look like when Ray Boyd is thrown in as a third choice? That’s got to help the Dem candidate, I suppose. But Boyd has got to get 50K signatures before he can be legitimately on the ballot in November, and that won’t be easy.

    • Technocrat says:

      Or Boyd comes down with a suitable mental or physical illness that forces his withdrawal. [before July 20 or Nov]. Some people just love to create drama. It doesn’t cost as much as many think to cause people agony…………..just because you have money doesn’t mean you really spend it.

  5. Mama Bear says:

    Could someone do a graph, you know, like the predicted path of when a hurricane is supposed to hit the US

  6. Sarah Scott says:

    I find it amusing that this was just linked on the front page…oh wait…Handel wasn’t in the lead. Question answered.

    • Pine Knot says:

      Had Handel been leading, or Nathan or Ox way behind, there would have been a celebration on the front page.

  7. NorthGAGOP says:

    Very favorable – 11 Very Unfavorable – 10.
    Not so sure I would be celebrating in the Deal camp.

    Although he does look better than Johnson
    Very favorable -5 Very Unfavorable – 9
    All that TV is really paying off

    • Icarus says:

      Let them celebrate.

      They haven’t had anything to celebrate in a long time.

      And they probably won’t have anything to celebrate again.

  8. Sarah Scott says:

    No celebration really. All this does is show for the casual reader how Peach Pundit is used by the front page contributor to push some candidates over others.
    Might I add that I actually don’t find fault with this. If I was paying for a website, I would certainly use it to push my opinions!

    • Icarus says:

      You can continue to connect the dots however you choose. And you may continue to be wrong.

      If you’re going to accept this poll as the gospel, then you have to accept the other polls (current snapshot) as the gospel too. They show Deal a distant third or forth at the moment.

      Thus, for Deal to move into a runoff and/or get the nomination, the polls that you just accepted must change. More importantly, voters opinions about each candidate must change.

      So, connecting those dots, you have to assume that things will change between today and the day your static poll says Deal will beat Roy Barnes.

      What will change?

      Your candidate has no money, and all his earned media is negative. Yet he still has to pass at least one if not two other candidates to even make a runoff.

      Let’s just assume a miracle happens and he does. What will then change?

      Roy Barnes already has over $2 Million head start to blast Nathan for ghetto grandmothers and insider “don’t call it a contract, we just had an arrangement” state deals.

      So you want us to assume that Nathan can change the polls that say he’s getting his butt handed to him in the Republican primary, in exchange for assuming that the few points Barnes is behind Deal in the polls today will hold despite the huge negatives that independent voters have not yet been introduced to because they don’t pay attention until at least October.

      And you think we’re the ones who aren’t using logic?

      • Sarah Scott says:

        I think that you missed my actual point. I am not debating the validity of the poll or whether it actually means anything to the actual race. I am more interested in how it was reported on the site.

        It was just an observation. I do think though that the obvious negatives that Barnes has will begin to appear. Deal is gaining ground while those that have been campaigning full time for much longer are stagnant or losing ground.

        I have said that I would make a fortune on bumper stickers with the letters “A.B.O” Anyone BUT Ox

        • Icarus says:

          And you and many other commenters will continue to try to blame the site just like Deal has tried to blame a bi-partisan political witch hunt and Ox (and Deal) blame the lib’ral AJC.

          I’ve been saying for months that Handel and Johnson are the two in the runoff. I also like Austin Scott. Jeff Chapman has a solid record on ethics, but has yet to show any evidence of a campaign.

          As Republican voters have started to tune in, Ox and Deal are dropping. Handel and Johnson are rising. It appears Austin was gaining traction though Rasmussen and IA don’t include him.

          But putting Ox, Deal, or McBerry – along with any other folks anywhere on the ticket with ethics problems – and people won’t look for those “negatives” you say are starting to appear with Barnes. They won’t have to. Because the negatives with a Republican ticket being led by folks with clear and documented ethics issues, with the Richardson saga less than a year old, and with multiple legislators still screwing lobbyists and saying “it’s not illegal”, well, I really don’t think the independent voters will care much if Barnes has some negatives that “start to appear”.

          • In The Arena says:

            I don’t know if you missed the Fox 5 headline, but let me print it here for you:

            “Rasmussen Poll: Deal Leads Georgia Governor’s Race”

            What do you think the chances that we would ever see that as a front page headline on PP?

            • ByteMe says:

              And you think the accuracy of the headline has less of a chance of being spitballed here than on a TV news site where few make any comments at all?

          • I Am Jacks Post says:

            “It appears Austin was gaining traction though Rasmussen and IA don’t include him.”

            Please cite evidence that Scott was “gaining traction.” And don’t tell me it’s because he moved from “other” to 1%. That’s like saying the Pittsburgh Pirates are doing better this year.

            Having your name thrown around on PP’s home page does not traction demonstrate.

            • Icarus says:

              Fair question.

              The last IA poll separated “other” from “undecided”, and “other” was up to 11%. Austin’s earned media was also increasing, as I’ve previously written citing a few rural/suburban editorials and one by Kyle Wingfield at the AJC.

              My observations of him in debates, growth of volunteer base, etc factors in as well.

              It’s not scientific, but my opinion.

      • I Am Jacks Post says:

        “Your candidate has no money . . .”

        That’s rich. A Karen Handel supporter dinging another candidate for having “no money.”

  9. Pine Knot says:

    Well, it just reinforces my earlier comment on another thread. He’s gotta get in the runoff and out of the primary first, but Deal is strongest against Barnes in two polls in a row, and in the latest he extends his lead. (Hope I don’t get called any names for quoting a poll again).

  10. Georgia Judge says:

    You are dead on.This site, Ic and Erick are puppets for Handel and have lost all credibility in terms of objectivity.
    This poll is probably a good indicator of where things will fall at the end of the day.
    The Handel/Johnson camps have hurt themselves with this Scott drama primarying Cagle.There are alot of Cagle supporters that arent real happy and I suspect it will have an impact come July.

  11. kolt473 says:

    I`m laughing at Dubois Porter, on issue of guns I’ve never yet to see Democrats support the right of gun ownership for anyone, especially when criminals take over the streets of Atlanta after dark. Like Barney fife bacon mayor of Smyrna had six murders in six hours. Like Kasim Reed came out of nowhere to defeat Mary Norwood, Mr. Barnes still has baggage the state flag and teachers prefer Deal over Barnes or the Ox. As for Dubois Porter every radio ad I hear, I laugh at it, no politician ever keeps promise, Democrats have given you the finger and taking away your rights name called ridiculed tea parties and health care deates . Gov’t officials all levels, please quit balancing the budgets off of the little guys. All my life you’ve taken the parks, libraries, recreation from the taxpayers, isn’t it time you start cutting the fat at the top and give up 50% of your budget? Cut out your luxury vacations to resorts and your gambling junkets. Note to Congressman Gingrey please request audit of fed gov’t, I’d like to see where Obamas allege slush fund know as the stimulus went.

    • Technocrat says:

      Free guns and cheap bullets each night after 10 PM, when normal people are in bed with burgler alarm set. One of the cheapest methods of population control available.
      When the sun comes up sweep – hosedown the streets and bars.
      The problem is eventually self liquidating.

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