Atlanta Young Republicans Straw Poll

April 25, 2014 9:40 am

by Nathan · 0 comments

The Atlanta Young Republicans hosted a forum for Republican candidates vying to be the next representative from Georgia’s 54th State House district.  They conducted a straw poll.  Here are the results of that straw poll courtesy of the Atlanta Young Republicans newsletter:

1. U.S. Senate, first choice:

  • Jack Kingston (AYR January 2014 Keynote) 48.78%
  • Karen Handel (AYR November 2013 Keynote 23.17%
  • David Perdue (AYR June 2013 Keynote) 14.63%
  • Phil Gingrey (AYR September 2013 Keynote) 8.54%
  • Paul Broun (unable to schedule) 4.88%

2. U.S. Senate, second choice:

  • Karen Handel (AYR November 2013 Keynote) 31.43%
  • David Perdue (AYR June 2013 Keynote) 27.14%
  • Jack Kingston (AYR January 2014 Keynote) 25.71%
  • Phil Gingrey (AYR September 2013 Keynote) 8.57%
  • Paul Broun (unable to schedule) 7.14%

3. 11th Congressional District, first choice:

  • Edward Lindsey (AYR October 2013) 60.00%
  • Tricia Pridemore (AYR September 2013 Keynote) 17.50%
  • Barry Loudermilk (AYR February 2014 Keynote) 15.00%
  • Bob Barr (AYR August 2013 Keynote) 7.50%

4. 11th Congressional District, second choice:

  • Edward Lindsey (AYR October 2013) 28.36%
  • Barry Loudermilk (AYR February 2014 Keynote) 28.36%
  • Bob Barr (AYR August 2013 Keynote) 23.88%
  • Tricia Pridemore (AYR September 2013 Keynote) 19.40%

5. House District 54, first choice only:

  • Beth Beskin 40.96%
  • John McCloskey 39.76%
  • Loretta Lepore 15.66%
  • Angelic Moore 3.61%

Notable Trends:

Karen Handel:
71% of Handel’s supporters voted for Kingston as a second choice.
Handel’s supporters tended to support Beskin (44%) over McCloskey (28%) and Lepore (22%).

Jack Kingston:
Kingston’s supporters were split evenly between Handel and Perdue (41%) as a second choice.
Kingston’s supporters supported Beskin (49%) and McCloskey (33%).

David Perdue:
Half of Perdue’s supporters voted for Kingston as a second choice.
Perdue’s supporters had a lower correlation in supporting Lindsey (45%) than other candidates. Pridemore (36%) received notable support.
Perdue’s supporters voted for McCloskey (50%).

Edward Lindsey:
Lindsey’s supporters voted primarily for Kingston (52%) and Handel (23%) as a first choice. Lindsey’s supporters also voted for Handel (38%) and Kingston (25%) as second choices.
Lindsey’s supporters voted for Loudermilk (38%), Barr (35%) and Pridemore (27%) as second choices.
Much like the overall results for HD 54, Lindsey’s supporters voted for Beskin (42%), McCloskey (39.6%), and Lepore (15%) in similar percentages.

Barry Loudermilk:
Loudermilk’s supporters overwhelmingly voted for Lindsey (75%) as a second choice.
Loudermilk’s supporters favored McCloskey (58%).

Tricia Pridemore:
Pridemore’s supporters favored Beskin (46%) and Lepore (31%).

Beskin:
Beskin’s supporters voted for Kingston (58%) and Handel (24%).

If a candidate was omitted from the list above, there were no notable correlations.

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