A statewide poll commissioned by WRBL, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and PMB Broadcasting shows the Democratic and Republican candidates im Georgia’s marquee Governor and Senate races are in statistical ties. In the Governor race, Nathan Deal leads Jason Carter, 43.6% to 41.5%. Libertarian Andrew Hunt trails with 6.6% of the vote. In the Senate race, Michelle Nunn leads David Perdue, 44.7% to 43.1%. Amanda Swafford, the Libertarian, has a 7.4% share of the likely voters surveyed.
In the State School Superintendent race, Republican Richard Woods leads Democrat Valarie Wilson, 46.9% to 43.2%. 9.9% remain undecided.
The poll also covered the three constitutional amendments voters will decide on in November. For the first amendment, which would cap the state income tax rate at its current six percent, voters are in favor by a 57% to 21% margin, with 22% undecided. Voters also appear to favor the second constitutional amendment, which would increase penalties for certain reckless driving and place any funds received in the Spinal Injury Trust Fund. On that question, 51% say yes, 29% say no, and 20% are undecided. For the third amendment, which would continue the tax exemption for student housing owned by the Board of Regents, even if that housing was run by private operators, voters approve by a 59% to 23% margin.
The automated poll was conducted from August 24th to August 25th, and has a 2.47% margin of error. Hat tip to Daniel Malloy for pointing us to the results