We have our first poll out of GA-2, though it was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican affiliated firm. So take it for what it’s worth.
The poll shows Rep. Sanford Bishop leading Mike Keown by six points, 50% to 44% with a margin of error of 4.9%. No crosstabs are available, but here are some of the “key findings,” according to Public Opinion Strategies:
Mike Keown trails Bishop by just six points on the ballot. Despite being known by just over half of voters (53% name ID), Mike Keown trails the incumbent by just six points (44% Keown/50% Bishop). While this is an impressive start to the campaign for Keown, the news is even better among some key subgroups. Among the 78% of voters who rate their interest in the election between 8 and 10 on a 1 to 10 scale, the ballot is actually tied (48% Keown/48% Bishop). In more encouraging news for the Keown campaign, Keown leads by twelve points (53% Keown/41% Bishop) with the 52% of voters who have heard of both candidates. Being tied with the most interested voters and leading by double digits with the voters paying the most attention is a great place for a challenger to be at this point in the race.
Do you think Keown can win?
H/T: Kyle Constable