Posted: April 2, 2014
By Lori Geary
An exclusive Channel 2 Action News Poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn locked in a tie with nearly every Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
The poll conducted by Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone asked who voters would chose for U.S Senate in the general election and pitted Nunn against Republicans David Perdue, Jack Kingston, Karen Handel, Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey.
Each combination of candidates falls within the margin of error of 4 percent. The poll included 600 registered voters.
The Republican with the largest lead over Nunn is David Perdue, by a 38 percent to 33 percent margin. Nunn actually leads Karen Handel by 1 percent and trails the other Republicans by a very small percentage in a head-to-head matchup.
“It’s a great position for her to be in,” Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson said of Nunn. “I think right now, Republicans are very scared. They don’t really have a clear nominee that they want to support that can beat Michelle in November.”
“Right now, no one is going after Michelle,” Republican strategist Eric Tanenblatt said. “Come general election time, you’re going to have a well-prepared nominee and Michelle has avoided debates, avoided the media, hasn’t had a contested primary.”
The Georgia primary on May 20 will decide which candidates face each other in the general election on Nov. 4.