New poll – Carter leads Deal by 7 points

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 26, 2014
State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right, will meet in the November elections.

State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right, will meet in the November elections.

A Rasmussen Poll conducted days after the May 20 primary shows Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter ahead of incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

The poll, published May 26, shows Carter has a seven point advantage over the governor. The poll of 750 likely voters found 48 percent support Carter, compared with 41 percent for Deal. Seven percent are undecided and 3 percent prefer another candidate. The poll has a 4 percent margin of error.

Carter ran unopposed in the May 20 primary while Deal faced two primary challengers. He claimed 72 percent of the vote.

The Carter team released a statement about the poll on May 26.

“The poll comes on the heels of one in four Republicans voting against Gov. Deal in his primary and shows Carter building momentum heading into the summer campaign season,” the statement from spokesman Bryan Thomas says.

A message was left with the Deal campaign seeking comment and this story will be updated when the campaign responds.

 

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  • I think Rasmussen, as a GOP polling outfit, is trying out worst case scenarios on its readership in order to boost enthusiasm. Democrats do this all the time.

    The actual result of the Governor’s race will be based on which side can get their voters to the polls in greater numbers. It’s whether the Republicans’ efforts to limit voting by Democratic voting groups actually limit voting, or whether they have the paradoxical impact of increasing it. And that is a national story.

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