Landmark Communications is out with a new poll tonight that shows Republican Rick Allen with a slight lead over incumbent Democrat John Barrow. Topline results have Allen leading Barrow by 48.1% to 44.4%. Allen’s 3.7 point advantage is just slightly under the margin of error of 4.4%. Landmark polled 500 voters in the 12th to get the poll results.
The demographic makeup for this poll largely matches what Landmark forecasts for statewide races. The African American voting percentage is 32.8%, while women make up 54% of those polled. One wonders, however, about party affiliation. Based on what I see, Republicans make up 50.6% of the sample. Maybe that’s the 12th, but it seems too high to me.