DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR, SENATOR CLING TO SLIM LEADS Landmark Communications conducted a telephone survey of 1,108 Georgia likely voters regarding the November 2014 general election. The poll was conducted using IVR technology for WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News Atlanta from September 9-11, 2014. The margin of error is 2.9%.
KEY FINDINGS #1. GOVERNOR: CARTER 47%, DEAL 44%, HUNT 4% — Democrat Jason Carter leads, but in a closer race than in our poll three weeks ago. 47% of voters say they would vote for Carter if the election were today, while 44% say they would vote for Gov. Nathan Deal. Libertarian Andrew Hunt carries 4% of voter and 5% of voters say they are undecided.
There is a significant difference between how men and women are voting: women are choosing Democrat Carter by a 15=point margin (53-38% for Carter), while men are choosing Deal by 11-point margin (50-39% for Deal) -- a net 26% difference.
#2. U.S. SENATOR: NUNN 46%, PERDUE 43%, SWAFFORD 6% —Democrat Michelle Nunn leads, though her margin is shrinking. Nunn carries 46% of voters while Republican David Perdue carries 43%. Females are supporting Nunn 52-39%, while men are voting for Perdue 49-39%. Six percent of voters say they would vote for Libertarian Amanda Swafford. This may reflect some continued discord from the hard-fought GOP primary.
#3. LT GOVERNOR: CAGLE 50%, STOKES 41% — Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle leads by a 9-point margin, 50-41% over Connie Stokes.
#4. POSSIBILITY CONTINUES TO INCREASE FORRUNOFF ELECTIONS FOR GOVERNOR AND SENATE: With no candidate holding a majority of the vote, a runoff election for Governor and Senator becomes more likely. The Libertarian candidates are contributing to the likelihood of runoffs.
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