New Poll: GOP Sweep of Statewide Offices in the Making

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ATLANTA - With one week before early voting is slated to begin and seven weeks prior to the general election, a new exclusive 11Alive/V-103 poll shows that Republicans are positioned for a sweep of Georgia's major statewide offices.

Based on the poll, Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal is set to block Democrat Roy Barnes' bid for a second run as governor with a margin of 49 percent to 38 percent.

In the US Senate, Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson has looks to land a majority of votes among men, women, old and young voters from across the state. Isakson has the support of 56 percent of those surveyed, while challenger Mike Thurmond has 34 percent.

No surprises in the Lieutenant Governor's race, with GOP incumbent Casey Cagle landing a second term by a 19 point margin over Democrat Carol Porter.

Former Cobb County Commission Chairman, Republican Sam Olens should defeat Democrat Ken Hodges in the race for the open Attorney General's seat. And GOP John Barge is expected to handily defeat Democrat Joe Martin for the open State School Superintendent's seat.

In each of the races, roughly eight out ten partisan voters said they would vote for their party's candidate, but Independents said they strongly favored the Republican candidate - by margins of more than 2-to-1 in the Governor, Senate, Lt. Governor and Superintendent's race, and by a smaller, but still significant number in the Attorney General's race.

For the survery, SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 adults in Georgia from September 10 through 12. Of those, 869 were registered to vote - and of the registered voters, 599 were likely to vote in the November general election.

The survey questions are listed below -- each question links to a graphic of the results of the question.

If the election for Georgia Governor were today, who you vote for? Republican Nathan Deal? Democrat Roy Barnes? Or Libertarian John Monds? 

49% Deal (R)
38% Barnes (D)
9% Monds (L)
4% Undecided

Georgia voters will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator from Georgia were today, who would you vote for? Republican Johnny Isakson? Democrat Mike Thurmond? Or Libertarian Chuck Donovan?

56% Isakson (R)
34% Thurmond (D)
6% Donovan (L)
4% Undecided

Georgia will also elect a Lieutenant Governor. If the election for Lieutenant Governor were today, who would you vote for? Republican Casey Cagle? Democrat Carol Porter? Or Libertarian Dan Barber? 

52% Cagle (R)
33% Porter (D)
8% Barber (L)
7% Undecided

Georgia will also elect an Attorney General. If the election for Attorney General were today, who would you vote for? Republican Sam Olens? Democrat Ken Hodges? Or Libertarian Don Smart? 

48% Olens (R)
36% Hodges (D)
7% Smart (L)
9% Undecided

Georgia will also elect a State School Superintendent. If the election for School Superintendent were today, who would you vote for? Republican John Barge? Democrat Joe Martin? 

48% Barge (R)
35% Martin (D)
8% Willis (L)
9% Undecided


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