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AJC poll finds Democrat Michelle Nunn ahead of Ga Republicans in Senate race

Most recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) survey found Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn ahead of top five Republican candidates running to replace retiring Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) in the U.S. Senate.

The survey of 1,012 registered voters was conducted between May 5 and May 8, and has a 4 percent margin of error. The poll matched up Nunn with five front runners in the GOP field: U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and businessman David Perdue.

Nunn leads Broun 48 to 35, with 18 percent of voters undecided; Gingrey 50 to 35 with 16 percent undecided; Kingston is a little closer but Nunn still leads 48 to 38 with 15 percent undecided; Handel is still a touch closer than Kingston with Nunn leading 48 to 39 and 14 percent undecided; lastly Nunn stays ahead of Perdue with 45 to 44, so within the margin of error, with 11 percent undecided.

The Republican primary will most likely end in a run-off, and as long as the polls are at least somewhat accurate, the final GOP primary election will include two of these three candidates: David Perdue, Karen Handel, and Jack Kingston.

Even though the AJC didn’t poll the Republican or Democratic primary field, Perdue seems to be the front runner at the moment, and Nunn is clearly going to represent Democrats. The Georgia primaries are coming up on May 20, and early voting has already begun.

It is important to note that the two current front-runners in both parties have never held public office. Nunn is a CEO and President of Points of Light, largest volunteer service organization in the country, and Perdue is a Fortune 500 CEO with international experience with companies like Sara Lee, Reebok and Dollar General.

Click here to view detailed result of the AJC survey.

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