The poll, conducted last week by Abt SRBI Inc., found Romney leading Obama among likely voters 51 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent undecided.
The results reinforce the political picture that has existed in Georgia for at least a decade: Democrats find success in Atlanta’s urban core and parts of southwest Georgia while Republicans dominate nearly everywhere else.
It should be noted that this is a new polling firm for the AJC. Abt SRBI Inc. is the same pollster used by Time Magazine and the Washington Post.
But there’s also some questions about other GA issues in the poll:
A slight plurality of Georgians believe the state should adopt one of the measures under Obamacare, to expand Medicaid, the state-and-federal program that provides health insurance to the poor and disabled. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, has rejected the idea, as have many Republican governors around the country.
“A slight plurality” means not enough people even understand the question to have a consensus opinion on the subject.
“The president also is more trusted to set education policy.”
That’s a standalone line. The question used to determine that isn’t listed, so we don’t know who he is preferred to. Or if anyone answering has had a basic civics class. Which these days is irrelevant. Unless you’re basing your argument for everything on “local control”, which seems to work well here. Even by people who trust the President more. Or something.