According to the most recent survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP), U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga) is leading his Republican opponent David Perdue by six points just a week before the runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat, and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) shows one point ahead of Democrat Jason Carter still a while before the November gubernatorial election.
PPP found Kingston, who represents Georgia’s first congressional district, with 47 percent, Perdue, businessman and former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, with 41 percent, but still 13 percent of the voters not sure. The survey, conducted July 9-12, included 516 voters who said they would definitely vote in the July 22nd runoff. The poll has a +/- 4 percent margin of error. Read full result of the poll here.
Kingston, who started in politics three decades ago, received endorsements from quite a few members of the Georgia Republican establishment. Perdue won the general primary, appealing to the voters as the successful businessman who worked his way to the top and is a Washington outsider capable of working through the gridlock and getting things done.
PPP also polled how each candidate measures up against the Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn. In that match up, Perdue gets 41 percent and Nunn 48, while Kingston 41 percent to Nunn’s 44. It is important to keep in mind that PPP is a liberal polling firm and the survey was commission by Better Georgia, a progressive political startup. This part of the survey was conducted July 11-13 and included 664 Georgia voters. Read the result of this poll here.
In the election for Georgia Governor, PPP found Deal with 41 percent, Carter, who is a state senator and the grandson of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with 40 percent, Libertarian Andrew Hunt with 8 percent, and 11 percent undecided.
The majority of respondents in the gubernatorial poll voted for Mitt Romney (R) in 2012 – 53 percent, and 40 percent voted for Barack Obama – 40 percent. Click here to view crosstabs for this poll.