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GA Senate Poll: Perdue 29, Kingston 19
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2014 | Michael Warren

Posted on 03/20/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

A new poll of registered Georgia Republican primary voters shows businessman David Perdue leading his fellow GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate, with congressman Jack Kingston in second. Perdue gets 29 percent support, according to the Survey USA poll, while Kingston gets 19 percent. Three other candidates are effectively tied for third: congressman Phil Gingrey (12 percent), congressman Paul Broun (11 percent), and former secretary of state Karen Handel (10 percent).

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; 2014polls; ga2014; polls

1 posted on 03/20/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

This race seems to be breaking open. I’m supposing that Perdue is well-funded, as I know nothing about him other than being related to a former Governor. Jack Kingston brings the asset of a south Georgia base, which is not reliably Republican, and rural appeal.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 4:00:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m guessing Perdue is ahead at this point solely because of name ID. When I saw the headline, I thought Sonny Perdue was running. How is David related to Sonny?


3 posted on 03/20/2014 4:10:44 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ugh, from what I’ve heard, Kingston and Perdue are AWFUL! We’re going to be stuck with another Taxby Chambliss!


4 posted on 03/20/2014 4:14:01 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

This poll does not jibe with the others I’ve seen which shows the total opposite, with Perdue & Kingston near the bottom. If this is merely a “registered voters” poll, it can be dismissed out of hand.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 4:15:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BillyBoy

Cousin.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 4:16:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Iam kinda worried about this race. We have three veteran congressmen who have spent 40 years in congress (total) and never distinguished themselves. They are for the most part conservative and Broun and Gingery are very conservaative. The bad part is that they re being compared to Todd Akin instead of Ted Cruz. That worried me because the Dem is a bright young lady with a famous name. I don't know anything about Perdue except that he is an executive of a dollar store chain which may mean he has a vested interest in flooding the country with immigrants etc.

The poll results ring true tome because of the stories of the Dem's chopping their lips to run against Broun and Gingery. I think some of the bad candidates we have run in the last two cycles have made GOP voters skittish of tea party candidates. They don't see Rand Paul or Ted Cruz or Ron Johnson and the MSM points out the disasters.

That being said I am noticing a lot of Broun signs around when I drive through some of the neighborhoods around Gwinnett county.

7 posted on 03/20/2014 4:29:38 PM PDT by amnestynone
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To: amnestynone

“That worried me because the Dem is a bright young lady with a famous name”

Her name is the only thing she’s running on. She refuses to answer any questions which might make her look like she supports obamacare.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 4:36:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

“Her name is the only thing she’s running on.”

Kennedy,Taft,Bayh,Cuomo, Pryor,Brown you see it again and again. Famous names do defnitely matter quite abit. We undrestimate her and that name at our peril.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 4:45:07 PM PDT by amnestynone
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To: Clintonfatigued

Georgia Senate - Republican Primary (May 20)

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Perdue Broun Kingston Gingrey Handel Spread
SurveyUSA 3/16 - 3/18 508 RV 29 11 19 12 10 Perdue +10
Hicks/Apache 2/13 - 2/16 923 LV 13 11 11 10 10 Perdue +2
PPP (D) 8/2 - 8/5 260 RV 5 19 15 25 13 Gingrey +6
Landmark/Rosetta Stone 6/17 - 6/17 450 LV 1 15 7 17 14 Gingrey +2

10 posted on 03/20/2014 4:46:21 PM PDT by deport
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To: Clintonfatigued

Crikes Kingston and Purdeue. Might as well keep Saxby. I saw another poll that shows Paul Brouon in the lead so hopefully its true. Name recognition is whats going on right now. It will ebb and flow before May 20th


11 posted on 03/20/2014 4:49:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: amnestynone

“We undrestimate her and that name at our peril.”

I’m not underestimating her at all. After all, what does she have to do to get the votes? Name and a D after it will do the trick for those low info voters.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 4:59:45 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: amnestynone

As last week, she refused to take a position on the Port of Savannah and is now ducking questions about the Second Amendment.

http://www.gop.com/news/gop-blog/michelle-nunns-stonewall/

It seems to me she will struggle to ever get 50% to avoid a high information runoff election.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 5:36:23 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: freeangel

Nunn: “Nunn didn’t say what she thinks the holdup on the funding is. ‘I can’t evaluate what’s at play,’ she told reporters. ‘All I know is people need to work together. People need to sit down and talk and focus on solutions.’”

So the reason that Pelosi and Broun can’t agree is because they won’t sit down and talk to eachother.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 5:40:49 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Clintonfatigued

Get out and push for Jack Kingston! We need him desperately!


15 posted on 03/20/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I am not from Georgia, but I know Broun’s record, and he, IMO, would be ya’lls best bet!


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:17:10 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

First cousins or Milton Wolf type “cousin” where he’s distantly related and never met him?


17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: BillyBoy

First, I believe.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Clintonfatigued

So far I’m liking what i hear from Perdue the most. He’s also never held public office anywhere which is a plus in my book for someone headed to a cesspool like the senate.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 6:47:00 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I can tell people straight-off that Handel won’t make it. Too much baggage. Broun has inadvertently ticked off a lot of corporate leadership in GA too. Perdue has been referred to at my workplace as “a man we can do business with”. Take that for what it’s worth.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 8:18:29 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: BillyBoy; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

His cousin’s last name, and he’s 2nd behind Kingston in terms of money. Self-financing, I presume.

I am not inclined to support him, even over Kingston who is the GOPE favorite. There have not been a ton of polls that I can find but out of the 4 listed on Wikipedia from this year, this is the second that shows Perdue in front (of a badly divided 5-way field) but this one shows with much more support than any other previous poll. The next most recent poll, a PPP, has him in 4th with Broun in front by 13 points over Gingrey.

Unfortunately, Karen Handel, whom I deem to be the best choice, lags behind in the money race and makes the runoff in only 1 of the 4 polls. Gingrey would be my second choice, by default, not a stellar group. If Handel can’t compete I’ll have to advise a vote for Gingrey.

Keeping Broun (the creationist paulish candidate, who is probably the only Republican than could blow the general election to spawn of Nunn) out of the runoff is what I hope for. Unfortunately Broun appears to be the favorite among freepers.

There is a 6th fellow whom DJ likes, Derrick Grayson, a Black Minister. But he polls in the single digits and has no money. Unfortunate, because he seems better than most of the candidates. Has a professional looking website.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Grayson and Bround seem like they would be solid conservatives if they could be elected, and that is one thing I worry about because female Dems have pulled out weird victories in red states in the past (Heidi Heitkamp comes to mind). Handel hasn’t got much of a record, but she is preferable to the others on the list. Gingrey would be a last resort. He’s flaky, but is easily kept in line if you keep the pressure on.

Perdue just seems too much of an unknown quantity, running on name ID. Could easily be a massive RINO. Kingston is total RINO. This guy is the next Saxby Chambliss. Georgia deserves better than freakin’ Kingston.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 8:36:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican

I agree Gingrey is kinda flaky. And he’s elderly, 71.

But compared to Kingston and Broun (I don’t drink the koolaid, the fact that he’s by far the weakest GE candidate is of paramount importance, I don’t care how much red meat he throws) he’s swell.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 8:53:57 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: amnestynone
"We undrestimate her and that name at our peril."

Agreed on that point, especially given what appears to be less than stellar candidates vying in the GOP primary.

Side questions please: Have the demographics in Georgia shifted to the point where Atlanta can determine the election in November? Will Georgia be a pick up for the Democrats in the Senate?

24 posted on 03/21/2014 7:16:34 AM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: GAFreedom; All

Well, I guess it would be good to know what your business is?

Because a first cousin of Sonny Perdue is most certainly politically connected, and that is something this Georgian wants no part of.

And fwiw, Jack Kingston is our rep, and he is indeed, a Master Politician. Almost always says what we, the people want to hear, but if you follow along closely, you find that what he actually Does, is what HE/the Govt. needs to do : |

And of course, he ALWAYS has a reallllly good reason for it : \

May God share His strength, cause we need it.
Tatt

P.S. Welcome to FR :)


25 posted on 03/21/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: buckalfa

” Have the demographics in Georgia shifted to the point where Atlanta can determine the election in November? Will Georgia be a pick up for the Democrats in the Senate?”

Not yet In aanynormal year the GOP will carry it for the time being unless we have a bad candidate and the Dem’s come up with a good one. Everything else we should be all right for the near future.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by amnestynone
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To: BillyBoy

They’re cousins. Perdue is also well-funded and running lots of ads.


27 posted on 03/21/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Well, I guess it would be good to know what your business is?
Copiers. My employer manufactures and supports them. Japanese, so they don't care much for the politics, just so long as they can do business.
And fwiw, Jack Kingston is our rep, and he is indeed, a Master Politician.
Well, he's got an ACU rating of 96%, his voting positions aren't bad, and he's not a whackaloon, so IMHO you could do a lot worse! :) Do you think you could get better elected in his district, or do you think he's as good as it gets?

Me, I'm stuck with Hank "Guam" Johnson. Never vote for him, but I know there's no hope for anything other than a Dem in my district. At least he ain't Cynthia McKinney; I had a burning hate for her.
May God share His strength, cause we need it.
He will help us prevail.
P.S. Welcome to FR :)
Thanks! Glad to be here.
28 posted on 03/21/2014 3:54:12 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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