WSB TV just released the results of a new Landmark Communications poll that has the Senate race in a virtual tie, with David Perdue having 47.4% of the vote and Michelle Nunn 46.6%. Amanda Swafford has 2.7%, and 313% are undecided.
In the Governor’s race, Nathan Deal leads Jason Carter 47.5% to 46.1%. Andrew Hunt has 3.5% of the vote, and 2.9% are undecided.
The poll of 1500 likely voters has a margin of error of 2.5%, which means both of the top ticket races are statistically tied. The poll’s sample is 55% female, and the African American percentage is 29.3%, ratios that Landmark President Mark Rountree has consistently stated he believes will be close to the final turnout percentages. You can view the results and crosstabs here.
In both races, around 28% of white voters favor the Democratic candidate, which would fall short of the estimated 30% needed for a Democratic win.
In down ballot races, Casey Cagle leads Connie Stokes 53%-42%. In the State School Superintendent’s race, Richard Woods holds a small lead over Valarie Wilson, 47.2%-46.5%, with 6.3% undecided. Brian Kemp is barely over the 50% mark against Doreen Carter in the Secretary of State race, 51.0 to 42.8%.
Commenting on the poll results, Rountree said,
Both Governor Deal and David Perdue have earned a slight lead in our poll going into the final weekend. Both have improved their polling numbers throughout the fall. With undecided voters removed from the equation, both are within striking distance of a majority — yet so are their opponents, who slightly trail them.