Here’s where potential voters in the Senate race stand:
David Perdue: 19%
Jack Kingston: 15%
Karen Handel: 13%
Paul Broun: 11%
Phil Gingrey: 9%
32% are undecided just one month before the primary election. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4%, which means Kingston and Handel are statistically tied, and the margin between Kingston and Perdue may be smaller than it appears.
Meanwhile, Nathan Deal appears to be running away in the race for the Gubernatorial nomination, with 61% in his corner. David Pennington has 7%, while John Barge has 4%. 28% remain undecided.
Insider Advantage’s Matt Towery focused on the large number of undecided voters in the Senate race:
“The most notable number in the poll is the solid 32% who are still undecided. From years of experience, I can usually get a feel for likely voter turnout based on the percentage of undecided voters in a poll prior to early voting. While any good news-quality poll will have a bigger undecided percentage than a partisan poll or consultants’ polling, this number is higher than usual. Voters are not focusing on this race, or any others, and that is in part due to the non-competitive gubernatorial primary,” Towery said.
“If voter turnout continues to appear ‘uninspired,’ the race could be a matter of just a few points separating the first- and second-place Senate candidates who make the runoff from those who miss ‘the big dance’ by just a few points.