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24 October 2008

Insider Advantage Poll: Obama Takes Georgia Lead From McCain

Insider Advantage Georgia released the results of a new poll that shows Barack Obama leading in the Peach State for the first time.

Their poll also points to a run-off in Georgia's hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin.

Georgia Presidential Poll

Barack Obama (D) - 48%
John McCain (R) - 47%
Other - 2%
Undecided - 3%

Georgia U.S. Senate Poll

Saxby Chambliss (R) - 44%
Jim Martin (D) - 42%
Allen Buckley (L) - 2%
Undecided - 12%

[Source: Insider Advantage Georgia, "Senate Race, Presidential Race Both Toss-Ups In Georgia", October 24, 2008]

Another set of polls released yesterday by Rasmussen Reports says John McCain's lead in Georgia is down to five points after being at eleven points in September [Source: Rasmussen Reports, "McCain’s Lead Down to Five Points in Georgia", October 23, 2008]. In the U.S. Senate race, the Rasmussen survey puts Chambliss ahead of Martin by two. Libertarian Allen Buckley registers at 1% in the poll [Source: Rasmussen Reports, "Chambliss Ahead By Just Two in Georgia", October 23, 2008].

A gracious tip o'the hat to Thomas Wheatley at Creative Loafing for highlighting the results of the Rasmussen poll.