Survey USA polls Georgia

11 Alive and V103 have released the results of a new poll conducted via Survey USA on some of the statewide primary races in the state.

According to Georgians, the issue they care the most about it jobs (36%) followed by education (19%). The issues they care about the least are the crime (1%) oil spill (1%) and transportation (1%).

You can view the crosstabs here.

Governor (Republicans)

  • John Oxendine: 34%
  • Karen Handel: 18%
  • Nathan Deal: 17%
  • Eric Johnson: 6%
  • Jeff Chapman: 4%
  • Ray McBerry: 3%
  • Otis Putnam: 1%
  • Undecided: 17%

Governor (Democrats)

  • Roy Barnes: 63%
  • Thurbert Baker: 13%
  • David Poythress: 5%
  • DuBose Porter: 4%
  • Bill Bolton: 1%
  • Carl Camon: 1%
  • Randal Mangham: 1%
  • Undecided: 11%

United States Senate (Democrats)

  • Michael Thurmond: 68%
  • R. J. Hadley: 11%
  • Undecided: 22%

Lt. Governor (Democrats)

  • Carol Porter: 48%
  • Tricia Carpenter McCracken: 24%
  • Undecided: 28%

School Superintendent (Republicans)

  • Richard Woods: 33%
  • John Barge: 28%
  • Undecided: 38%

School Superintendent (Democrats)

  • Joe Martin: 40%
  • Brian Westlake: 17%
  • Beth Farokhi: 13%
  • Undecided: 30%


  1. benevolus says:

    How can Tricia McCracken get 24%? Nobody knows who she is.

    (And hopefully the poll had “Carol Porter” not “Carl Porter”.)

  2. Tiberius says:

    Just watched the NBC 7pm discussion on the poll. You had Phil Crane for the GOP not endorsing, supporting anyone and Steen Miles acting like Barnes was the 2nd Coming.

    Did Miles endorse Barnes with all the other DeKalbites last week? If so, NBC needs to remove her is she is to be a non biased political analyst.

  3. In The Arena says:

    If Georgia has Handel and Oxendine in a runoff, our state is screwed either way, with or without an inevitable Barnes victory.

    Oxendine is a certifiable shakedown artist. Most of his money comes from the industry that he alone regulates. He even specifies the exact amount of the donation that he wants, from companies that he regulates. Give me $6,100, or else…

    Karen Handel financially supports homosexuality and then lies about it, believes in abortion, has no clue, and my favorite, uses the Barack Obama style straw man tactic. You know, where you make up a lie about someone and attack them on it. She is a real threat to the values we hold dear in Georgia.

    I hate to see Eric Johnson continue to struggle in the polls. He is so much more qualified that both Oxendine and Handel. If it appears that Johnson has no chance (I would venture to say that it does appear that way right now.) I would urge Johnson supporters to back Nathan Deal.

    Nathan has polled one point behind Karen consistently for a month now. That one point could make all the difference for the future of Georgia. With Johnson’s support, Georgians are assured to have one candidate in the runoff who will keep Georgia great. We do not need to split the qualified, honest vote.

        • Mayonnaise says:

          Boy that olive branch didn’t last long…. lol …. Eric’s got his new ad running and another million behind it … phone-banking galore …. and a huge grassroots network … we’ll see ya at the finish line … 🙂

          • GOPwits says:

            Yes and he’s beating Chapman by 2 points!!! Wow, Eric’s network is really coming through for him!

            When it’s all said and done, the GOP will have blown this election by wasting so much money on a candidate who realistically doesn’t have a chance to become Governor.

    • Pine Knot says:

      I agree. Anyone but OX. I like Johnson, but even with all his money he has yet to rise in the polls. The Johnson and Deal people need to gather around Nathan Deal so we can defeat Ox and Barnes. Look the the polls. Nathan Deal is by far the strongest to beat Roy Barnes and the only Republican canidate within the margin of error. Karen Handel is a liar, and she just can’t win this race.

    • Icarus says:

      Awesome. Two Deal sock puppets in a row trying to get Johnson’s supporters to jump ship to defeat Handel.

      Well, it’s a strategy I guess.

      • In The Arena says:

        If you see anything that is untrue in my original post, would you please point it out? This is an accurate assessment of the statewide race as it stands right now. It is a viable blueprint to elect a governor who will make Georgia survive and thrive in the face of a deficit growing, power grabbing federal government.

    • GOPwits says:

      Why on Earth would anyone see Nathan Deal as an alternative to Eric Johnson. Nathan Deal on a General Election ballot and all of his corruption and history of bigotry pretty much seals the deal for a Roy Barnes victory. But not only that, Deal has some horrible votes in his past, besides helping run up a massive deficit and spending like a drunken sailor, Deal voted to allow US troops to be under foreign command and voted against parental notification for minors having abortions.

      If you’re a Republican, really, seriously, you have two honest options – Karen Handel or Jeff Chapman. Of the two, Karen is the best positioned to beat Roy Barnes in November.

      With Ox, Deal, and Johnson, you just have to determine how big of an issue do you want corruption and insider deals to be in November.

  4. ready2rumble says:

    I just noticed this in the crosstabs, the numbers for the people who have already voted – Ox 30, Handel 22, Deal 19, McBerry 5, Johnson 4, Chapman 3.

  5. fishtail says:

    So it goes…all the blather and bull sh#t…and OX is the man…how damn ridiculous…Barnes will nail him in a close vote in November.

  6. Progressive Dem says:

    Come November, there are going to be a lot of Republicans holding their respectives noses while they vote for (a) a crooked Ox, (b) a nominee who they previously bitterly opposed or (c) a deeply flawed Roy Barnes.

    The Democrats used to have tough primaries, and the GOP was fortunate to have a viable candidate. The roles are reversed, but the Democrats never trashed each other like the GOP candidates are doing. If Barnes wasn’t in the race, the Democratic nominee would pick up a lot of GOP votes in November. Unfortunately, I don’t think Barnes will get many “hold your nose votes” from Republicans. Yet he could still garner enough votes from moderates, independents and others who remember better times to win the race. It won’t be easy.

    Barnes needs to come clean on reapportionment. He needs to move towards a reform agenda that has a non-partisan methodology for determining the legislative districts. Reapportionment was his most over-reaching mistake. A reform platform would help him with independents, moderates and perhaps even a few Republicans. Ultimately it would be better for the State of Georgia to have more competitive districts.

    • B Balz says:

      Reapportionment is a big issue, that will have deep and loud repercussions throughout the State. I think the 2011-12 budget will trump in terms of popular importance.

      I expect voter turnout to be as high as ever recorded in November.

      The people are becoming more engaged, and that can only help those from the Coastal Empire.

    • rugby says:

      “The roles are reversed, but the Democrats never trashed each other like the GOP candidates are doing.”

      Mark and Cathy?

  7. strident_hack says:

    The polling on the GOP side is MEANINGLESS until next week, after the major campaigns are up and running with their respective media blitz. Talk to me again on July 11

  8. fishtail says:

    Perhaps we should all now pause and reflect on how all this got started…Casey Cagle couldn’t tie his own shoe laces…now the GOP’s second and third-stringers are ripping each other’s jugulars out. Thanks a lot, Casey. It’s all your fault if Roy Barnes wins in November.

  9. fishtail says:

    By the way, I hear that Jim Lientz got canned by Sonny Perdue for being openly for Eric Johnson…Johnson campaign operatives are now crowing that Lientz will be named Co-Chair of the Eric Johnson campaign next week.

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