Nathan Deal’s campaign just sent this out:
For the third-straight month, the Rasmussen Reports poll shows Nathan Deal maintaining the greatest lead over Roy Barnes of any Republican candidate.
According to Rasmussen in a story here: “A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Georgia finds Congressman Nathan Deal still running slightly stronger than the other Republicans. Deal earns 47% support to Barnes’ 40%, virtually identical to his 46% to 39% lead a month ago. Against Baker, Deal posts a 47% to 30% lead.”
Republicans eager to keep the governor’s office will continue to swell the ranks of support for Deal for Governor.
“Month after month now, the largest number of Georgia voters have said that Nathan Deal is the honest, conservative leader they want as Georgia’s next governor,” said Deal spokesman Brian Robinson. “Nathan has maintained a 7-point lead even as every Georgian has seen Democrat Roy Barnes on TV begging for forgiveness from the pews to the classrooms. Georgians are responding to Nathan’s conservative message on creating jobs, cutting waste and assuring a better future for Georgia’s families. Georgians know we’re in a budget crisis unparalleled in modern times, and they’re looking for a reasonable, seasoned leader at the helm who can make tough choices. The Democrats are already making big spending promises. Nathan Deal knows we have to grow our way out of this mess and the Democrats’ liberal spending will choke off any hope of new jobs and attracting new industry.”
The poll shows Republican candidates John Oxendine and Karen Handel with smaller leads over Barnes, but again has Barnes beating Eric Johnson, despite Johnson’s three-week TV ad buy and statewide mail piece.
“This news comes on the heels last week of a WSB-TV poll that has Nathan as the only Republican gaining ground as he rocketed into second place in the race as Oxendine and Handel saw their numbers drop,” Robinson said. “Less than two months from July 20, numerous indicators suggest Nathan Deal is the candidate with momentum who is moving forward. The other candidates aren’t just stuck; they’re going backward. Obviously, voters are re-evaluating and moving from Oxendine and Handel to Deal.”