Up until now, most of the straw poll results we’ve seen have been from the the type of people who attend political events — typically not very representative of the people who will vote in the Republican primary for Senate. The Gwinnett County Republican Party had booths at the Gwinnett County Fair and Suwanee Day recently, and conducted straw polls at both. Presumably, the people voting in the straw polls are more typical of the primary electorate next May.
At the Gwinnett County Fair, which ran for twelve days ending last Sunday, here are the results:
39% Karen Handel
26% Paul Broun
11% Phil Gingrey
10% Jack Kingston
5% Derrick Grayson
0% Eugene Yu
At last Saturday’s Suwanee Day, the results were quite different:
57% Jack Kingston
21% Paul Broun
14% Karen Handel
We note that Kingston and/or his son Jim were campaigning at the GOP booth on Suwanee Day, so that might have skewed the results.
What do these polls mean? Discuss.