Exactly two months before Primary voters cast their ballots in May, 11 Alive released a new poll of potential Primary voters. Among the highlights: Governor Deal leads challenger David Pennington, 65-11%, with 7% for John Barge and 17% Undecided.
In the GOP Primary for U.S. Senate, David Perdue opens up a lead outside the margin of error over his challengers, with 29% of the vote. He is followed by Jack Kingston with 19%, Phil Gingrey with 12%, Paul Broun with 11% and Karen Handel with 10%.
In addition to the two high-profile GOP races, the poll covers Republican and Democratic primary races for other statewide offices. It also measures Georgians’ opinions on issues, including Obamacare, marijuana legalization, and more.
These results appear to be a bit more rational than some of the other polls we’ve seen recently. One would expect the sitting governor to poll ahead of challengers, and Perdue and Kingston are the only two Senate candidates who have been on radio and TV to date.
Will these end up being the results in May? Tell us in the comments.
:: Update :: Crosstabs here.