Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #16682
 
GA Primary Landscape: 1 month until votes are counted in the Georgia Primary, a new SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WXIA-TV and V103-FM in Atlanta and WMAZ-TV in Macon finds...

Republican Governor Primary -- Oxendine Positioned For Runoff vs Handel or Deal
Democratic Governor Primary -- Barnes Coasts To November With 2/3 of Vote
Democratic US Senate Primary -- Thurmond Advances to November Race Against Isakson
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Primary -- Porter Leads McCracken 2:1 With 1 in 4 Undecided
Republican School Superintendent Primary: Barge, Woods Neck And Neck
Democratic School Superintendent Primary: Martin Well Ahead, But Could See August Runoff vs. Westlake or Farokhi

 
Filtering: 3,500 Georgia adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 06/14/10 through 06/17/10. Of them, 3,009 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 787 were determined by SurveyUSA to have already voted or to be likely to vote in the July 20 Republican Primary; 501 were determined by SurveyUSA to have already voted or to be likely to vote in the July 20 Democratic Primary. Incumbent Republican Governor Sonny Perdue is term-limited. Early voting began statewide on June 7.
 
[Candidate names rotated]
If the Republican primary for Governor were today, who would you vote for? Jeff Chapman? Nathan Deal? Karen Handel? Eric Johnson? Ray McBerry? John Oxendine? Or Otis Putnam?
787 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Chapman4%3%5%6%4%3%3%5%3%4%4%****3%4%4%**3%3%4%**3%**6%7%1%3%**2%1%6%6%5%2%3%5%2%2%7%4%3%6%3%3%3%6%
Deal17%18%17%15%16%19%20%16%19%18%12%****19%17%18%**15%18%15%**18%**21%6%10%20%**18%18%13%15%16%19%18%15%18%18%18%19%16%17%18%18%25%6%
Handel18%19%16%21%13%20%19%15%20%17%32%****22%17%17%**23%18%17%**19%**14%14%22%18%**15%25%16%13%19%15%17%18%15%18%18%15%20%17%17%20%15%19%
Johnson6%7%5%7%7%6%4%7%5%5%11%****4%6%7%**4%6%9%**6%**10%1%1%7%**6%7%5%13%7%5%6%7%9%6%8%5%11%4%7%8%5%7%
McBerry3%3%2%2%4%1%3%3%2%3%2%****5%2%2%**3%3%1%**3%**1%0%2%3%**5%3%0%2%2%3%3%3%2%3%1%3%2%4%2%1%3%3%
Oxendine34%35%34%30%38%34%32%35%33%35%28%****30%35%35%**31%35%33%**35%**29%46%50%32%**39%30%40%28%33%36%35%35%31%36%33%37%29%29%37%34%35%34%
Putnam1%1%0%0%1%1%0%0%1%0%0%****1%1%1%**1%1%1%**1%**0%0%0%0%**0%0%2%3%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%1%0%0%1%0%1%1%
Undecided17%14%22%18%17%16%19%17%17%18%12%****15%18%16%**20%16%20%**16%**18%25%14%17%**15%16%18%20%17%18%17%15%22%17%15%17%18%23%15%15%14%25%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%57%43%15%34%31%20%49%51%89%6%3%2%6%94%77%3%20%76%19%3%76%4%13%7%8%76%4%31%11%13%9%53%47%64%21%14%66%31%68%26%29%71%28%43%29%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
If the Democratic primary for Governor were today, who would you vote for? Thurbert Baker? Roy Barnes? Bill Bolton? Carl Camon? Randal Mangham? DuBose Porter? Or David Poythress?
501 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Baker13%14%13%10%21%10%11%16%10%3%20%****8%14%**13%12%6%16%13%9%13%14%16%**6%13%16%6%13%11%15%12%17%9%5%10%16%14%13%14%13%15%15%10%
Barnes63%65%61%51%61%70%66%57%69%77%55%****56%64%**64%52%69%63%65%62%70%58%46%**61%66%65%41%65%79%64%64%63%60%74%60%65%66%63%59%68%69%66%55%
Bolton1%0%2%4%1%0%1%2%0%1%0%****1%1%**1%2%2%0%3%0%2%0%1%**1%2%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%0%3%0%0%
Camon1%2%0%4%0%1%0%2%1%0%2%****0%1%**1%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%**1%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%1%2%
Mangham1%1%1%3%1%1%1%2%1%0%2%****2%1%**2%0%2%3%0%0%1%3%0%**5%1%1%5%2%0%2%1%1%3%0%1%2%1%2%2%1%2%1%1%
Porter4%3%4%4%3%3%7%3%4%4%4%****1%4%**3%10%4%5%2%6%4%4%3%**7%4%4%9%2%1%5%3%4%4%4%8%2%6%3%5%4%2%3%6%
Poythress5%8%2%12%2%4%5%6%4%4%6%****24%3%**5%5%5%2%11%5%2%3%18%**5%6%2%28%3%0%4%7%2%12%4%10%3%3%7%8%3%0%3%12%
Undecided11%6%16%12%12%11%10%12%11%11%11%****7%12%**11%20%12%10%6%17%8%17%15%**15%9%11%9%13%8%11%12%12%11%11%11%11%9%11%13%10%9%12%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%46%54%20%28%32%19%48%52%39%55%2%3%10%90%2%89%8%16%40%29%7%58%18%18%1%13%64%45%10%27%6%51%49%59%29%12%34%61%42%55%44%56%39%24%37%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia Democrats will also hold a primary for United States Senate. If the Democratic primary for US Senate were today, who would you vote for? R.J. Hadley? Or Michael Thurmond?
501 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Hadley11%12%10%13%10%11%10%11%11%13%10%****9%11%**11%8%16%14%8%32%8%16%9%**23%7%12%4%10%9%9%13%10%8%19%11%11%12%9%9%11%8%13%12%
Thurmond68%74%62%69%66%71%63%67%68%61%72%****80%66%**69%51%66%70%74%51%73%57%69%**59%73%66%84%72%66%72%65%69%73%56%69%71%71%69%69%69%68%70%65%
Undecided22%14%28%18%24%18%27%21%22%26%18%****10%23%**20%41%18%16%18%17%20%27%22%**18%20%23%12%18%25%19%23%21%18%25%20%18%16%22%22%20%24%17%23%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%46%54%20%28%32%19%48%52%39%55%2%3%10%90%2%89%8%16%40%29%7%58%18%18%1%13%64%45%10%27%6%51%49%59%29%12%34%61%42%55%44%56%39%24%37%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia Democrats will also hold a primary for Lieutenant Governor. If the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor were today, who would you vote for? Tricia Carpenter McCracken? Or Carol Porter?
501 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
McCracken24%22%25%33%18%24%23%24%23%26%22%****38%22%**24%23%34%24%23%24%25%33%13%**26%24%24%16%25%21%24%22%23%24%20%27%22%26%22%23%24%18%24%30%
Porter48%57%40%48%48%49%47%48%48%42%53%****47%48%**51%27%48%52%50%58%47%36%59%**48%48%52%64%46%46%48%51%51%48%42%53%51%50%51%50%50%48%53%44%
Undecided28%21%35%19%35%27%30%28%28%32%25%****14%30%**26%50%19%24%26%18%28%31%28%**25%28%24%20%29%33%28%27%25%27%39%21%28%25%26%27%26%34%23%26%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%46%54%20%28%32%19%48%52%39%55%2%3%10%90%2%89%8%16%40%29%7%58%18%18%1%13%64%45%10%27%6%51%49%59%29%12%34%61%42%55%44%56%39%24%37%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia Republicans will also hold a primary for School Superintendent. If the Republican primary for School Superintendent were today, who would you vote for? John Barge? Or Richard Woods?
787 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barge28%31%24%20%31%30%27%27%29%28%28%****42%27%28%**30%26%34%**27%**32%35%26%26%**33%29%25%18%27%31%27%28%35%28%33%30%28%27%30%32%28%24%
Woods33%37%28%46%32%33%27%36%31%33%45%****44%33%35%**32%35%31%**34%**30%25%43%33%**34%35%38%28%34%32%33%37%24%33%34%34%29%37%32%25%34%41%
Undecided38%31%48%34%37%38%46%36%41%39%27%****14%40%38%**39%39%36%**39%**38%39%30%41%**33%35%37%55%40%37%39%35%40%39%33%35%43%36%39%43%38%35%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%57%43%15%34%31%20%49%51%89%6%3%2%6%94%77%3%20%76%19%3%76%4%13%7%8%76%4%31%11%13%9%53%47%64%21%14%66%31%68%26%29%71%28%43%29%
 
 
[Candidate names rotated]
Georgia Democrats will also hold a primary for School Superintendent. If the Democratic primary for School Superintendent were today, who would you vote for? Beth Farokhi? Joe Martin? Or Brian Westlake?
501 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Farokhi13%9%17%18%12%15%6%15%12%12%12%****6%14%**13%16%12%14%13%18%14%12%11%**14%15%11%12%16%7%16%8%10%15%14%11%13%11%14%9%14%13%11%14%
Martin40%47%34%25%45%43%42%37%43%44%38%****52%39%**42%33%44%44%40%34%47%32%32%**39%44%42%37%42%51%43%40%47%32%34%45%42%48%38%38%45%41%41%38%
Westlake17%21%15%34%15%12%14%22%13%13%21%****32%16%**19%7%19%16%20%25%10%23%28%**21%14%19%31%14%5%13%22%14%25%19%18%18%13%21%20%14%12%24%19%
Undecided30%24%34%23%28%30%38%26%33%31%28%****11%32%**27%44%25%25%27%23%29%33%29%**27%28%28%20%28%38%28%30%29%28%34%26%27%28%27%32%26%34%23%28%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%46%54%20%28%32%19%48%52%39%55%2%3%10%90%2%89%8%16%40%29%7%58%18%18%1%13%64%45%10%27%6%51%49%59%29%12%34%61%42%55%44%56%39%24%37%
 
 
7Which one of these issues has the greatest overall impact on your votes in the primary? Jobs? State budget cuts? Education? Water supply issues? Transportation? Ethics in state politics? Immigration? Crime? Health Care? The oil spill? Or some other issue?
1516 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea Party IdentityTop IssueCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?IncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniActive MAgreeDisagreeJobsState BuEducatioHealth CYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Jobs36%37%33%41%34%38%30%36%35%32%49%****43%36%32%47%27%35%35%38%33%42%36%32%**33%40%100%0%0%0%31%40%35%37%34%34%37%36%35%42%31%34%37%35%
State Budget Cuts9%10%9%9%12%9%6%11%8%9%9%****17%10%9%9%11%9%8%14%11%8%6%12%**10%12%0%100%0%0%11%8%8%12%13%10%9%8%10%9%10%9%8%12%
Education19%16%22%18%23%17%17%21%17%17%22%****14%19%14%25%19%13%27%19%11%26%25%25%**14%24%0%0%100%0%24%14%21%16%14%16%23%17%23%14%22%22%15%20%
Water Supply2%2%2%1%1%2%3%1%2%2%1%****2%2%2%1%1%2%2%1%2%1%1%3%**2%1%0%0%0%0%2%1%2%1%2%1%2%2%1%1%2%1%1%2%
Transportation1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%****1%1%1%2%1%1%2%1%1%3%1%1%**0%2%0%0%0%0%2%1%1%1%2%1%1%2%1%1%1%2%1%1%
Ethics9%10%8%8%8%7%11%8%9%11%2%****7%9%12%3%11%13%6%3%12%6%6%4%**12%4%0%0%0%0%10%7%10%8%4%11%6%10%7%7%10%8%10%8%
Immigration9%11%8%5%8%11%12%7%11%11%3%****5%10%14%2%12%13%6%7%14%2%9%4%**14%3%0%0%0%0%8%11%8%12%11%12%7%11%6%7%10%9%11%7%
Crime1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%****2%1%1%2%1%1%1%2%1%1%1%2%**1%1%0%0%0%0%1%2%1%2%0%1%1%1%2%2%1%0%1%2%
Health Care7%6%9%8%6%7%9%7%8%7%6%****4%8%8%6%8%7%7%8%8%7%7%8%**8%7%0%0%0%100%8%7%8%5%12%8%7%7%9%8%7%7%7%8%
Oil Spill1%1%1%4%1%0%2%2%1%1%0%****1%1%1%1%3%1%2%1%2%1%1%1%**1%1%0%0%0%0%1%2%1%1%4%2%1%2%1%1%2%1%3%1%
Other2%2%3%2%2%3%2%2%3%3%2%****2%2%3%1%4%3%1%2%3%1%3%3%**3%1%0%0%0%0%2%2%2%3%3%2%2%2%2%3%2%3%3%2%
Not Sure3%2%4%1%2%3%5%2%4%3%4%****1%3%3%3%2%2%3%4%2%2%4%5%**2%3%0%0%0%0%2%4%3%3%1%2%3%2%3%5%1%3%2%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%52%48%16%32%32%20%48%52%71%23%3%3%7%93%43%32%23%48%32%13%47%24%17%12%5%49%27%36%9%19%7%51%49%60%24%16%52%44%58%37%36%64%32%35%32%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.