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08 October 2008

John McCain Wins Georgia Says A New Rasmussen Reports Poll

If the presidential election were held today, the front-page headline on newspapers across the Empire State of the South would say, "John McCain wins Georgia." That's according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll showing the Republican presidential nominee leading Democrat Barack Obama by nine points.

If the Presidential Election were held today, would you vote for Republican John McCain or Democrat Barack Obama?

John McCain (R) - 54%

Barack Obama (D) - 45%

Bob Barr (L) - 0%

Not Sure - 1%

[Source: Rasmussen, "McCain 54%, Obama 45% in Georgia", October 7, 2008]

The poll also says that 52% of Georgia voters say the economy is the most important issue in the election. Nearly two-thirds say the economy is in poor shape with a higher percentage, 84%, saying the economy is getting worse.

While economic issues are traditionally a Democratic battleground, Rasmussen Reports says that more Georgia voters trust Republican John McCain than Democrat Barack Obama to handle the economy by a margin of 54% to 43%.

This latest Rasmussen Georgia presidential poll was a telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted October 7, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5%.