Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Polling on the Georgia GOP U.S. Senate contest

A recent poll from St. Leo University puts the GOP contest to replace retiring Saxby Chambliss in this order:
(David) Perdue tops the field with 26 percent. Jack Kingston (16 percent), Karen Handel (15 percent), Paul Broun (13 percent), and Phil Gingrey (8 percent) have some ground to make up as the campaign enters its final week. A total of 21 percent are undecided or said they supported some other candidate. The survey was taken of 689 likely primary voters May 5-6 and has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.
The eventual winner of the Republican contest will go on to face the Democrats' choice, presumably Michelle Nuun.

Interesting that Perdue, positioning himself as a political outsider, is front runner on the GOP side, while Kingston, first elected to Congress in 1992, is running second.

What's caught my eye this morning is an exchange on Twitter outting Perdue's record, or lack of one, for voting in Republican primaries. Even a staunch Perdue loyalist seems to admit that the first time Perdue cast a GOP primary ballot was just two years ago.

Does this mean Perdue didn't turn out  in Georgia primaries where his cousin Sonny was running for governor?  

There's something to be said for being a political outsider in these perilous times. But there's also potential danger when someone's too much of blank slate.

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