A poll was released yesterday by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications to gauge early candidates (both declared and alleged) for the 2014 Senate campaign to replace Saxby Chambliss.
In the understatement of the year, Mark Rountree, president of Landmark Communications, stated, “There is a great deal of volatility in the Republican field...the most common response was 'undecided.' ”
Indeed, one in three voters marked themselves as undecided in the poll, which had a margin of error of 3.5%. The survey was conducted for Channel 2 news and captured 483 Republican voters.
The breakdown of the responses was as follows:
- Undecided: 33%
- Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle: 17%
- Rep. Phil Gingrey (11th): 15%
- Rep. Jack Kingston (1st): 12%
- Rep. Tom Price (6th): 11%
- Rep. Paul Broun (10th): 10%
- State Sen. Ross Tolleson (Perry,20th): 2%
Of course, the field could become much bigger in the coming months, with many more possible candidates jumping into the fray from both the U.S. House and from the Georgia Assembly. As highlighted here previously, declarations by the individuals above would start off a chain reaction in lower races across the state.