In a statewide survey of voters, Better Georgia found no strong support for Gov. Deal, primarily because of voter perceptions of cronyism and corruption along with a lack of leadership on key issues.
The big surprise in our polling, however, is the impact that Gov. Deal’s weak leadership is already having on voters.
In a General Election head-to-head, State Sen. Jason Carter jumped ahead of Gov. Deal, 45 percent to 42 percent.
Rep. Scott Holcomb is tied with Gov. Deal at 41 percent apiece.
And House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is close to the governor’s numbers at 39 percent to his 45 percent.
You can download our press release here: Deal’s Re-Election Threatened
And if you love numbers and data, please download the complete toplines here: May 2013 Deal/Issues Survey
Earlier this week, we told you that Michelle Nunn would start a U.S. Senate race in a competitive position against sitting congressmen and would start ahead of one former statewide official.
We’ve taken the pulse of voters every three months since January 2012 and it’s clear you aren’t happy with the direction of the state (in fact, only 30 percent say the state is going in the right direction while a whopping 56 percent say we’re on the wrong track).
If a progressive candidate will stand up to challenge Gov. Deal and his supermajority legislature, we can say without doubt that voters are ready for change.
By supporting Better Georgia today, you can help set the stage for progressive victories in 2014.
It’s clear from all measures that Georgia needs a big change. Only you can make that change a reality.
Polls don’t win elections. People do.