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2 Weeks Till Votes are Counted, Kentucky’s 5-Term McConnell Still Can’t Dispatch Democrat Challenger Grimes

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 30 days ago

The teeter-totter that is the 2014 fight for US Senator from Kentucky tips ever so slightly back in favor of Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell today, 10/21/14, two weeks until votes are counted, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader, WHAS-TV and WKYT-TV.

Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes led in Bluegrass polls conducted last Winter and Spring. McConnell rebounded and led in Bluegrass polls conducted over the Summer and early Fall. Then, 10 days ago, a Bluegrass poll that coincided with new national Democratic TV commercials showed Grimes nominally back on top. Today, ever-so-slightly, the opposite. The pendulum has not swung much, but what movement there is, poll-on-poll, favors the 5-term incumbent, who today has a 44% to 43% nominal advantage. Of concern to both candidates in a contest this close: 8% are undecided (including 24% of Independents), and another 10% of those who state a preference may yet change their mind (9% of McConnell backers may yet switch; 11% of Grimes backers may yet switch). Poll-on-poll, McConnell is flat, at 44%. Poll-on-poll, Grimes dropped 3 points, from 46% to 43%. All such movement is well within the survey’s theoretical margin of sampling error, and may or may not be statistically significant.

At this hour, in Kentucky:

30% have a favorable opinion of President Barack Obama. 54% unfavorable. Minus 24.
38% have a favorable opinion of McConnell, his highest number in the past 5 months. 47% unfavorable. Minus 9.
40% have a favorable opinion of Grimes. 43% unfavorable. Minus 3, the 1st time in 5 months she has had a negative number.
Libertarian David Patterson gets 5% of the vote, taking votes from both ends of the political spectrum.
47% say Republicans would do a better job if they controlled the US Senate in the next Congress. 42% say Democrats would do better, unchanged from the most recent Bluegrass Poll. Of self-identified Democrats, 19% (almost 1 in 5) say Republicans would do a better job.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 800 state of KY adults 10/15/14 through 10/19/14. Of the adults, 745, were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 655 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (75% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (25% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

2 Weeks Till Votes Are Counted in North Carolina, Democrat Hagan Remains in front of Republican Tillis; Libertarian Siphons Key GOP Votes

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 30 days ago

Every vote is critical for Thom Tillis, desperately trying to claw his way to even in the race for United States Senator from North Carolina. Yet those last few votes that would make this free-spending contest a tie, appear to go to Libertarian Sean Haugh, and not to Tillis, according to new SurveyUSA polling conducted for WRAL-TV in Raleigh.

Today, 2 weeks until votes are counted, Democrat Kay Hagan leads Tillis 46% to 43%. Haugh takes 6%, but he does not take equally. He takes more votes from self-identified Republicans than he does from Democrats. He takes more votes from conservatives than he does from liberals, and he takes more votes from men than from women. Tillis leads by 8 points among seniors, the biggest lead he has in any age group, but here again, Haugh takes more votes among seniors than Haugh takes from any other age group.

None of this is to diminish the advantage Hagan has in poll after poll. That is to her credit, in one of the nation’s most high-profile contests. But offsetting empathy is owed to a Republican challenger, who is consistently Oh-So-Close, and yet Oh-So-Far behind.

At this hour:

Hagan holds 85% of the Democratic base. 9% of Democrats cross-over.
Tillis holds 87% of the Republican base. 7% of Republicans cross-over.
Independents split: 38% back Tillis, 36% back Hagan, 14% back Hough, and 13% are undecided (compared to 5% who are undecided among all likely voters).
Tillis Holds 79% of conservatives. Hagan holds 84% of liberals. Moderates break 2:1 Democrat, and provide Hagan what breathing room she has.
Hagan leads by 22 points in greater Raleigh, leads by a couple of points in greater Greensboro, but trails Tillis in greater Charlotte and in Southern/Coastal NC.
Voters with a 4-year college degree break 5:4 Democrat. Voters with some college, but short of a degree, break 5:4 Republican.
Overwhelmingly, voters say that the economy is the most important issue when casting their ballot, and on that issue, Tillis leads 54% to 37%.
But Hagan leads on health care, and Hagan leads overwhelmingly on education.

What can Tillis hold on to? Of voters who say they may change their mind between now and Election Day, twice as many are Hagan supporters as are Tillis supporters.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this survey: SurveyUSA interviewed 750 adults from the state of North Carolina 10/16/14 through 10/20/14. Of the adults, 691 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 568 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before the 11/04/14 election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on their home telephone (74% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (26% of likely voters) were shown a survey on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Tillis leads by 1 point among landline respondents. Hagan leads by 16 points among cell-phone respondents.

In California’s 17th Congressional District, Incumbent Democrat Honda Faces Strong Opposition from Fellow Democrat Khanna; Jump Ball

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 30 days ago

In an election today, 10/20/14, for the US House of Representatives from California’s 17th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Mike Honda finishes effectively even with fellow Democrat Ro Khanna, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KPIX-TV, the CBS-owned affiliate in San Francisco.

Two weeks until votes are counted, it’s Democrat Honda 37%, fellow-Democrat Khanna 35%, within the survey’s theoretical margin of sampling error. An enormous 28% of voters are undecided, with voting already underway. Honda seeks his 8th term.

Khanna leads among Asian Americans, who are a majority in the District. Honda leads among whites, blacks and Hispanic-Americans, who are the minorities in the District. Among the relatively few voters who tell SurveyUSA they have already returned a ballot, Khanna leads. Among the large number of voters who promise SurveyUSA they will return a ballot before the deadline, Honda leads, though narrowly.

Honda leads among Democrats, moderates and liberals. Khanna leads among Republicans, Independents and conservatives. Khanna leads among men. Honda leads among women. There is a 25-point Gender Gap, unusually large given that both candidates are titularly from the same political party.

Live interviewers were used to contact cell-phone respondents for this survey: SurveyUSA interviewed 650 registered voters from California’s 17th Congressional District 10/16/14 through 10/19/14, using Registration Based Sample (RBS, aka: Voter List Sample) purchased from Aristotle in Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 579 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted 100% by telephone. Voters reachable on a home telephone (71% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (29% of likely voters) were contacted on their cell phones by live interviewers, who hand-dialed the telephone, secured the respondent’s cooperation, qualified the respondent, asked the questions, logged the answers, and remained on the phone until the interview was completed. Khanna’s support is 3 times higher among the recorded-voice phone calls than it is among the live-operator calls. Honda’s support is comparable across the 2 different interviewing modes.

58% in USA Following Ebola News ‘Very’ Closely; 19% ‘Very’ Concerned They Will Catch Ebola; 24% Have Already Changed Daily Routine

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 35 days ago

In the middle of rapidly unfolding news events, SurveyUSA interviewed 1,200 USA adults to measure nationwide public opinion on the Ebola virus. The research was conducted for Gannett Broadcasting. The findings:

58% in USA are following new stories about the Ebola virus “very” closely. An additional 33% are following “somewhat” closely. Total: 91% following.
19% of Americans are “very” concerned that they may catch Ebola. An additional 29% are “somewhat” concerned. Total: 48% concerned.
24% of Americans have already changed a part of their daily routine to avoid catching Ebola.
78% of Americans say the federal government needs to do more to protect Americans from the disease.
47% of Americans say the country is prepared to deal with isolated cases of Ebola.
But 73% say America is not prepared to deal with a widespread outbreak of Ebola.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents were included in this research, which was conducted 10/14/14 through 10/15/14.

For First Time, Democrat Nunn Now Narrowly In Front of Republican Perdue in US Senate Fight; GA Governor Contest Tied

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 37 days ago

Michelle Nunn has not led in the contest for United States Senator from Georgia in 4 previous WXIA-TV tracking polls. But now she does. According to new 11Alive polling, conducted by SurveyUSA, it’s Nunn 48%, Republican David Perdue 45%, with Libertarian Amanda Swafford grabbing just enough votes to possibly force a runoff, 3 weeks until votes in the general election are counted.

Week-on-week, Nunn has gained ground among men, where she now trails by 3. (Five weeks ago, she trailed among men by 19.) Among Independents, Nunn has closed to within 6 of Perdue (she had trailed by 28 points among Independents in August). In greater Atlanta, Nunn had led by as few as 10 points, but today leads by 22.

The contest for Governor of Georgia is tied today, 46% for Republican Nathan Deal, 46% for Democrat Jason Carter. The contest has been effectively tied the last 4 times SurveyUSA has looked at the race. Every vote is critical. Deal maintains 63% of the white vote. Carter now gets 83% of the black vote, a new tracking-poll high. Libertarian Andre Hunt polls at 4% today, which, in a contest this close, would trigger a January 2015 runoff.

For School Superintendent, Democrat Valarie Wilson has today caught Republican Richard Woods, 46% Wilson, 46% Woods.
For Attorney General, Democrat Greg Hecht continues to make inroads against Republican Sam Olens, and today trails Olens by just 3 points, 46% to 43%.
For Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Republican Casey Cagle today is 7 points ahead of Democrat Connie Stokes, 49% to 42%. Cagle has never trailed.
For Secretary of State, Republican Brian Kemp today leads Democrat Doreen Carter 48% to 41%. Kemp has never trailed.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 800 state of GA adults 10/10/14 through 10/13/14. Of the adults, 710 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 563 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (75% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (25% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. The US Senate seat is open. Republican Saxby Chambliss has retired. A Democratic win would represent a pick-up, and would have national significance.

For 3rd Consecutive Week, Democrat Crist Atop Incumbent Republican Scott in Florida Governor’s Contest

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 37 days ago

Charlie Crist is 4 points in front of Rick Scott, according to WFLA-TV’s weekly tracking poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Crist today gets 45%, Scott 41%.

On 09/30/14, Crist led by 6 points. On 10/07/14, Crist led by 2 points. Today, Crist leads by 4 points. In 8 tracking polls going back to August 2014, Scott has led 4 times, Crist has led 4 times. Week-on-week, favorable and unfavorable opinions of the two candidates are unchanged.

Support for Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana, is comparatively flat at 52%, but opposition to Amendment 2 is up to 36%, a new high. 60% is required for passage. 12% today are undecided. If those 12% do not vote on this measure, Amendment 2 gets 59.44% on Election Day and fails. If the 12% undecided “break” 3:2 in favor of Amendment 2, the measure passes with 60.32% of the vote. If the undecided voters “split” 50/50, the measure fails.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents are included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 750 state of Florida adults 10/10/14 through 10/13/14. Of the adults, 667 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 566 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (72% of likely voters) were interviewed on a home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (28% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

In CO, Both Top-of-Ticket Contests Remain Too-Close-To-Call, 3 Wks to Election Day; GOP Candidates Benefit from Strong Anti-Obama Sentiment:

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 38 days ago

A handful of Colorado voters may determine control of the United States Senate in the next Congress, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for the Denver Post. Republican challenger Cory Gardner today runs a whisker in front of Democratic incumbent Mark Udall, 45% for Gardner, 43% for Udall, well within the survey’s theoretical margin of sampling error, and close enough to still go either way.

Compared to a SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, Gardner is up 3 points, Udall is down 3 points. Udall had nominally led by 4, today nominally trails by 2. The teeter-totter could easily tip again between now and Election Day. The seesaw is illustrated in this interactive tracking graph, which shows Gardner trailing by 9 points one month ago among voters age 18 to 49, and today leading by 9 points among that same 18-to-49 sub-population. Among Independent voters, Gardner had trailed by 10, now is even. In greater Denver, Gardner had trailed by 19, now trails by 6, a gain of 13 percentage points.

Compared to a month ago, Udall’s favorable numbers are down, his unfavorable numbers are up. Back then, he had been Minus 7. Today, he is Minus 12. (37% favorable, compared to 49% unfavorable). Compared to a month ago, Gardner’s favorable and unfavorable numbers are up. Back then, he had been Net Zero, Today he is Plus 5. (43% favorable, compared to 38% unfavorable). On the issue of which candidate for Senate is more trustworthy, Gardner had trailed by 2, now leads by 4.

Of less national significance, but of greater local importance, is the contest for Governor of Colorado. There, poll-on-poll, Incumbent Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper has gone from a nominal 2-point advantage over Republican challenger Bob Beauprez on 09/11/14 to a 1-point nominal advantage today, 10/13/14. Then, the contest was too-close-to-call. Now the contest remains too-close-to-call. Unlike the Senate race, where there has been movement to the Republican, and the only question is how much, here, the 1-point of nominal movement to Beauprez may be what is sometimes referred to as “statistical noise,” and may mean nothing. Both candidates remain well-positioned to win. A handful of votes could determine the outcome.

Beauprez has closed on Hickenlooper in greater Denver. Hickenlooper had led in greater Denver by 17 points, now by just 5. But there is offsetting movement to Hickenlooper in those Colorado communities not attached to Denver and not attached to Colorado Springs — what SurveyUSA calls here, for ease of labeling, “the rest of Colorado.” In the rest of Colorado, Beauprez had led by 13 points, today trails by 4, a 17-point left turn. Among conservatives today, Beauprez leads 14:1, up from 7:1. Among seniors today, Beauprez leads by 8 points, up from 2 points. Hickenlooper is backed by less educated and less affluent voters.

Beauprez’s Net Favorability Rating has changed ever-so-slightly from Plus 4, one month ago, to Net Zero today. Then as now, 38% of voters have a favorable opinion of him. Then, 34% had an unfavorable opinion of Beauprez, now 38%. Hickenlooper’s Net Favorability Rating has changed ever-so-slightly from Minus 1, one month ago, to Minus 3 today. Then as now, 47% of likely voters had an unfavorable opinion of Hickenlooper. Today, 44% have a favorable opinion, down from 46%.

How much does President Obama’s shadow hang over Colorado’s top-of-ticket contests? Statewide, 17% of likely voters strongly approve of the job Obama is doing as President, compared to 46% who strongly disapprove. Of voters who say their feelings about President Obama are a major factor in how they vote in 2014, 73% strongly disapprove of the job the President is doing. Of voters who say their feelings about President Obama are a major factor in how they vote in 2014, 68% vote Republican in the Senate race, 69% vote Republican in the Governor race. Of voters who say that Obama is not at all a factor in how they vote in 2014, 64% vote Democratic in the Senate race, 66% vote Democratic in the Governor’s race.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 state of Colorado adults 10/09/14 through 10/12/14. Of the adults, 657 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 591 were identified by SurveyUSA as likely to vote on or before Election Day, 11/04/14. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (75% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (25% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Ballots began to be mailed to voters 10/13/2014; in-person voting begins 10/20/2014.

In Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District, Incumbent Democrat Peterson, Going for 13th Term, Leads GOP Challenger Westrom

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 42 days ago

4 weeks until votes are counted in Minnesota’s 7th US Congressional District, 12-term incumbent DFL candidate Collin Peterson narrowly leads Republican challenger Torrey Westrom, 50% to 41%, according to a KSTP-TV news poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

49% of likely voters approve of the job that Peterson is doing in the US House of Representatives; 38% disapprove. That gives the Congressman, first elected in 1990, a Plus 11 Net Favorability Rating. Moderates break 2:1 for the incumbent. 23% of conservatives vote for the incumbent.

Voters tell SurveyUSA that health care is the most important issue in this contest, and on the issue of health care, Peterson leads Westrom by 11 points. On the issue of foreign policy, Westrom leads by 23 points. On the issue of taxes, Westrom leads by 13 points.

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is Minus 20 in the district: 57% of voters disapprove of the act, compared to 37% who approve. Of voters who disapprove of Obamacare, Westrom leads Peterson 3:1.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research, which was conducted 100% by telephone. SurveyUSA interviewed 700 registered voters from Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District 10/03/14 through 10/06/14, using Registration Based Sample (aka: voter-list sample) provided by Aristotle of Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 545 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted 100% by telephone. Voters reachable on a home telephone (83% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Voters not reachable on a home telephone (17% of likely voters) were interviewed by live operators, who hand-dialed the telephone, secured the respondent’s cooperation, qualified the respondent, conducted the interview, and remained on the line until the interview was concluded.

In SD Senate, Pressler and Weiland Continue to Split Anti-Rounds Vote, Possibly Paving Way for Rounds Election with Less than 40%

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 43 days ago

In the 3-way slug-fest that is the 2014 US Senate contest in South Dakota, Republican Mike Rounds today is backed by just 35% of voters, 4 weeks till votes are counted, but maybe, just maybe, that’s enough to get him elected and enough to help Republicans take control of the US Senate, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSFY-TV, KOTA-TV and the Aberdeen American.

The contest stands: Rounds 35%, Independent Larry Pressler 32%, Democrat Rick Weiland 28% and Independent Gordon Howie 3%. Weiland and Pressler continue to hurt each other’s chances and, however unintentionally, help Rounds win. When Weiland voters are asked what they would do if Weiland were not on the ballot, 71% say they would vote for Pressler, 9% say they would vote for Rounds. That means, if Weiland were not on the ballot, Pressler would defeat Rounds today 54% to 39%. When Pressler voters are asked what they would do if Pressler were not on the ballot, 52% say they would vote for Weiland, 31% say they would vote for Rounds. That means, if Pressler were not on the ballot today, Rounds and Weiland would tie, 47% to 47%.

Compared to a SurveyUSA poll one month ago, Rounds is down 4 points, Pressler is up 7 points, Weiland is flat. With both Pressler and Weiland on the ballot, Rounds is supported by just 55% of his Republican party base. Pressler is supported by 31% of Republicans, 44% of Independents and 28% of Democrats. Weiland is supported by 60% of Democrats, 20% of independents and 9% of Republicans. Rounds is backed by 56% of conservatives, 20% of moderates and 11% of liberals. Pressler is backed by 26% of conservatives, 39% of moderates and 31% of liberals. Among voters age 50 to 64, Pressler leads. Among voters age 65+, Rounds leads.

In the election for South Dakota’s representative to the US House, incumbent Republican Kristi Noem today defeats Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson 55% to 37%. A month ago, Noem led by 13 points, today by 18 points.

In the election for South Dakota’s Secretary of State, Republican Shantel Krebs today defeats Democrat Angelia Schultz 43% to 29%, with 3rd-party candidates siphoning 11% of the vote, and 18% of likely voters undecided on the contest.

On Constitutional Amendment Q, which would allow certain types of gambling in the city of Deadwood, Yes leads No 2:1.

Initiated Measure 18, which would increase the state minimum wage, passes 3:1 today. Initiated Measure 17, which would change how insurance companies display health-care providers, Yes leads No 42% to 8% … but half of South Dakota’s likeliest voters say they are not certain how they will vote on 17.

In the election for Governor of South Dakota, incumbent Republican Dennis Daugaard defeats Democrat Susan Wismer by 2:1 today, 59% to 30%. A third of Democrats cross-over and vote for the popular incumbent Republican.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 750 South Dakota adults 10/01/14 through 10/05/14. Of the adults, 657 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 616 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home (landline) telephone (91% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (9% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.

In Georgia, 1 Week Till Voting Begins, It’s a 1-Point Race for US Senate, 2-Point Race for Governor, 4-Point Race for School Superintendent

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 43 days ago

In the battle for the open US Senate seat in Georgia, Republican David Perdue can’t manage to pull away from Democrat Michelle Nunn in SurveyUSA’s polling for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. Today, the race stands exactly where it did 2 weeks ago: Perdue 46%, Nunn 45%, close enough to be called “even.”

Nunn holds an exceptionally high 87% of the Democratic base. That is the only way she can remain competitive in a contest where, today, independents break nearly 5:3 for her Republican opponent. Perdue holds 77% of conservatives. That is how he remains competitive in a contest where, today, Nunn leads among moderates by 22 points. Nunn gets to 54% in greater Atlanta, where she leads by 17. Perdue gets to 56% in Northwest GA, where he leads by 23. The candidates split the Southern and Eastern parts of the state.

In the contest for Governor, incumbent Republican Nathan Deal today has a 2-point advantage over Democratic challenger Jason Carter, 46% to 44%. That’s a 3-point swing in Deal’s favor compared to 2 weeks ago, when Carter edged Deal, in SurveyUSA polling, 45% to 44%. Consistently, over the past 4 tracking polls, Deal has polled at 50% or 51% among males, and led by 11 to 14 points. Inconsistently, over the past 4 tracking polls, Carter has tried to build a gender-gap advantage among women, where today Carter leads by 7. But Carter is not as strong among women as Deal is among men. Every additional man who turns out helps to re-elect the Governor; every additional woman who turns out helps to unseat the Governor.

In the contest for School Superintendent, Republican Richard Woods and Democrat Valarie Wilson remain where they have been for the past month — too close to call. Today, Woods gets 46%, Wilson gets 42%. On 09/09/14, Woods led by 4 points. On 09/23/14, Woods led by 2 points. Today, again, by 4. Voters who support the “Common Core” curriculum back Wilson by 43 points. Those who oppose the Common Core curriculum back Woods by 60 points.

In the contest for Lieutenant Governor, incumbent Republican Casey Cagle today defeats Democrat Connie Stokes, 51% to 39%.
In the contest for Secretary of State, incumbent Republican Brian Kemp today defeats Democrat Doreen Carter, 49% to 39%.
In the contest for Attorney General of GA, incumbent Republican Sam Olens today defeats Democrat Greg Hecht 46% to 39%.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this survey: SurveyUSA interviewed 825 state of GA adults 10/02/14 through 10/06/14. Of the adults, 714 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 566 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/14 general election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (73% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (27% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. You must credit WXIA-TV if you air, cite or publish these results in whole or part.

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