The two contenders at the top of the Democratic ticket in Georgia have wide leads over their Republican competitors among moderate voters. In that category, US Senate candidate Michelle Nunn leads both David Perdue and Jack Kingston 65% to 22% and 66% to 22%, respectively. And in the race for governor, Democrat Jason Carter also sweeps self-described moderates 60% to incumbent Nathan Deal’s 24%.
Overall, Nunn and Carter are statistically tied with the GOP candidates in their respective races.
These new polling numbers come on the heels of Georgia’s May 20 primary, after which Better Georgia commissioned a poll with Public Policy Polling to gauge voters’ opinions on key races in the state.
Generally, voters disapprove of the way Nathan Deal has performed as governor. Only 38% of voters approve of his job, while far more, 46%, disapprove.
In his race for re-election, Deal trails a generic Democratic candidate by one percentage point, 46% to 47%.
In a more specific match-up against Democrat Jason Carter and Libertarian Andrew Hunt, Deal and Carter both receive 43%, Hunt 7%, and another 7% said they were unsure.
For U.S. Senate, Democrat Michelle Nunn is in a statistical dead heat with both Republicans vying for their party’s nomination.
Nunn leads businessman David Perdue 48% to 46% and is tied with Congressman Jack Kingston 45% to 45%.
In the Republican runoff election set for July 22, Kingston appears to have a wide lead over Perdue. In a head-to-head poll, Kingston leads Perdue 46% to 34%, with 20% of voters still undecided.
Full results of the May 21-22 poll can be found here.