11Alive and Survey USA released a new poll this morning showing the races at the top of the ticket have tightened. In a poll conducted yesterday, the results are:
Nathan Deal 45%
Jason Carter 44%
Andrew Hunt 4%
David Perdue 47%
Michelle Nunn 44%
Amanda Swafford 5%
In other races, the GOP fares better:
Casey Cagle over Connie Stokes 51% to 40%
Brian Kemp over Doreen Carter 52% to 39%
Sam Olens over Greg Hecht 49% to 41%
Richard Woods over Valarie Wilson 47% to 43%
Survey USA claims they used identical polling methods between yesterday’s poll and one a few weeks ago that had much larger margins. And yet, the makeup of the respondents is significantly different. Specifically, yesterday’s poll included 29% African American respondents, versus 26% August 14-17. Hispanic participation dropped from 7% to 6%.
Mike Hassinger would like me to remind you that polls are for strippers and cross country skiers. Trite political discussion requires me to remind you that the only poll that matters is on election day. But still, argue over this one like your life depends on it below.