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13 November 2008

SurveyUSA Poll: 94% of Republicans Say They'll Vote In U.S. Senate Run-Off

SurveyUSA is out with a new poll that says more Republicans than Democrats plan to vote in the December 2nd run-off election for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss.

When asked by pollsters if they would vote in the December 2nd U.S. Senate run-off, 94% of voters identifying themselves as Republicans answered yes. When Democratic and independent voters were asked the same question, 85% and 80% respectively said they planned on voting in the election [Source: SurveyUSA, "News Poll #14881", November 12, 2008].

Most Georgia political analysts agree that voter turnout in the December run-off is likely to be low especially given the fact that the election is scheduled for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Both Chambliss and Martin are working feverishly to turn their supporters back out to the polls with John McCain and Mike Huckabee hitting the trail for Chambliss this week; and Martin using the machine left in place by Barack Obama to boost his hopes of becoming Georgia's junior U.S. Senator.

Overall, 87% of Georgians polled said they intended to vote in the U.S. Senate run-off.