Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has a commanding lead over potential Republican candidates Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue in the Georgia U.S. Senate race. A poll by released Landmark Communications on Sunday finds against Rep. Jack Kingston, she is up by eight points, 49% to 41%. The same poll also shows her leading businessman David Perdue 48% to 42%.
David Perdue and Jack Kingston are heading into a GOP primary runoff on Tuesday. Kingston has a seven-point lead over Perdue, 48% to 41%. While Nunn holds leads against both men, the thought is that she’d prefer to face Kingston in the general election. Atlanta-based political analyst Bill Crane had the following to say after this poll was released.
Michelle Nunn winning the seat would be a damper on the GOP’s quest to win control of the Senate in November. The Republican Party would need to win six seats in the midterm elections to become the majority in the Senate. Losing the seat held by Saxby Chambliss, which Michelle Nunn and her two potential rivals are competing for, would mean the GOP would be virtually unable to win control.
Democrats also have a good chance of flipping Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seat. He is in a tough race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Polls show the two are in a virtual tie. I drove through Kentucky last week and was amused to see a “Ditch Mitch” bumper sticker.