Marshall trails Scott by 13 points

New polling from The Hill shows Rep. Jim Marshall trailing Austin Scott by 13 points:

Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) is down 13 points, 37 percent to 50, against Republican Austin Scott, with 10 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll.

Ironically, voters give the four-term lawmaker high marks: Forty-five percent rated him favorably, compared to the 40 percent who rated him unfavorably. Scott had higher ratings, however, with 50 percent giving him favorable marks compared to 19 percent who didn’t.

Analysts at the Cook Political Report are now saying that Republicans could gain as many as 60 seats in the House of Representatives.


  1. polisavvy says:

    I’m sure that after the New York Times FiveThirtyEight report released yesterday that the Marshall camp is becoming a little more than concerned. This is very good news for Team Scott!! Go Austin Go!!

  2. GAOTPC says:

    Well, praise the lord and pass the butter!! Finally it looks as though Republicans down here in middle GA will stop voting for Jim Marshall!

    • polisavvy says:

      And, it’s about time, too. Think things are look pretty good for Team Scott! I’m still sticking by 54%. Can’t wait for the next six days to pass. The VICTORY party will be a blast!!

  3. Tyler says:

    I know the Austin Scott campaign isn’t letting up at all. They are running as though they are 20 points down. It’s making all the difference. Their grassroots effort coupled with fundraising is giving Marshall a challenge he’s never seen before.

    Go A-Team!

  4. Amazingly similar to what Landmark Communications said it was just days earlier. 😉

    We’re releasing another poll of this district in about an hour. It was conducted last evening. It will be comprehensive with 1100 surveys of voters who say they are actually going to vote (just like our first survey on the Eighth District a week ago), will be demographically correct with proper black vote representation (as always) and, as always, accurate.

    (Now…drum roll….Chris Huttman, Fishtail, Appach…)

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