A new poll commissioned by Columbus-based WRBL-TV, The (Columbus) Ledger-Enquirer newspaper and PMB Broadcasting radio found Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic rival Jason Carter in a dead-heat, while U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn has a slight lead over rival David Perdue. Poll results for governor:
- Republican Nathan Deal: 43.6 percent
- Democrat Jason Carter: 41.5 percent
- Libertarian Andrew Hunt: 6.6 percent
Poll results for U.S. Senate:
- Democrat Michelle Nunn: 44.7 percent
- Republican David Perdue: 43.1 percent
- Libertarian Amanda Swafford: 7.4 percent
The automated poll of 1,578 likely voters, which was conducted by Todd Rehm, has a margin of error of +/- 2.47 percentage points. Among the likely voters polled, 30% were black voters, in line with the 2012 share of the electorate. I am pretty sure some Republicans are betting on a lower black voter turn-out since President Obama won’t be running again, but I hope we will prove them wrong. Again.
It is interesting to note that Jason Carter is shellacking Nathan Deal among black voters — 67.94% to 16.58%. Among women voters, Jason Carter polled 46% to Deal’s 40.6%.
For Michelle Nunn, she polled 74.53% to David Perdue’s 16.13% among black voters. Among women voters she polled 50.59% to Perdue’s 40.02%