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28 October 2008

NBC News/Mason-Dixon Poll: Chambliss Leads By Six

There's a new NBC News/Mason-Dixon poll out testing the support of Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin in Georgia's tight U.S. Senate race. The numbers say the Republican incumbent leads the Democrat by six points, 45% to 39%.

Saxby Chambliss has regained a lead - even if a slim one - in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, according to the latest statewide poll.

In a Mason-Dixon survey for NBC News released Sunday, Republican incumbent Chambliss had 45 percent, and Democratic challenger Jim Martin had 39 percent. Libertarian Allen Buckley had 5 percent, and the remaining 11 percent were undecided. The margin of error for the poll of 625 likely voters was 3.9 percent.
[Source: Savannah Morning News, "GOP incumbent Chambliss has slight lead over Democrat Martin in U.S. Senate race", October 28, 2008]

The Chambliss campaign calls the new numbers a "positive trend" while the Martin campaign says the poll is an "outlier".

Despite the positive numbers for Chambliss, he's still under the magic number of 50% plus one to avoid a run-off.