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12 December 2008

Most Democrats, Republicans Want Someone Else For Governor

Fox 5 Atlanta and Rasmussen Reports released a poll Thursday afternoon showing that in the 2010 race for governor, most Democrats and Republicans wouldn't vote for any of their party's leading candidates.

The survey, conducted by telephone December 8th, says that 37% of Republicans and 43% of Democrats would vote "none of them" if the gubernatorial primary were held today [Source: WAGA-TV (Fox 5), "Perdue Not Doing Enough in Georgia's Recession, Says Rasmussen Poll", December 11, 2008].

Still, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and state Insurance Commission John Oxendine lead the Republican field with 10% and 13% respectively. On the Democratic side, former Governor Roy Barnes leads with 18% followed by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin with 11%.

The Democratic and Republican leaders in the Georgia House, DuBose Porter and Glenn Richardson, both come in dead last with 0% and 1%.