UPDATED – There have been some issues with the crosstabs for this poll. The original crosstabs were removed from the IA site as of about 5 p.m. due to an apparent clerical error made while entering data into a template. They have since been replaced and the links below have been updated.
A poll released today by InsiderAdvantage/Fox5/Morris News shows a tight Governor’s race with Gov. Deal up 44%-40%. The margin of error is 2.9% and the confidence level is 95%.
It also shows a wide gap in the U.S. Senate race with Perdue up 50%-40% and winning without a runoff. This margin is 6 points higher than the AJC poll released earlier today.
This poll puts the African-American vote at 33%, much higher than the 24% used by the AJC poll.
On the issues with the original crosstabs, InsiderAdvantage states:
“In producing the cross tabs for our Georgia poll the numbers were inserted into a set template. The numbers for several of the demographics were the older numbers and have been updated. This does not impact the weighted numbers which were established off of the updated numbers.”
Now that both polls have been released, it is time to discuss/argue about which one is more accurate and what may change before the next poll is done.
Insider Advantage further requested that we add append the below statement to this post:
“Today InsiderAdvantage released a poll for Fox5 and the Morris Newspapers which contained the accurate results, but which unfortunately showed a few demographic categories which reflected the raw numbers from a prior poll. These raw numbers were not utilized in the actual cross tabulation of the data. When translating the new poll to a more readable format, some of these older numbers were left in the template by mistake. While this did not impact the results, we wanted to clarify this to your readers. We appreciate you posting this.”
.Matt Towery, CEO InsiderAdvantage