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10 April 2010

New Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll Says Barnes Electable, Baker Not So Much

The prominent liberal blog, Daily Kos, is out with a new poll from Research 2000 that tests the performance of two leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates versus the top GOP candidates.

If the election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Roy Barnes, the Democrat, and:

Nathan Deal, the Republican -

Barnes: 44%
Deal: 42%
Undecided: 14%

Karen Handel, the Republican -

Barnes: 44%
Handel: 43%
Undecided: 13%

John Oxendine, the Republican -

Barnes: 45%
Oxendine: 42%
Undecided: 13%


If the election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote for if the choices were between Thurbert Baker, the Democrat, and:

Nathan Deal, the Republican -

Deal: 48%
Baker: 35%
Undecided: 17%

Karen Handel, the Republican -

Handel: 49%
Baker: 35%
Undecided: 16%

John Oxendine, the Republican -

Oxendine: 48%
Baker: 36%
Undecided: 16%

The poll doesn't test Republicans Eric Johnson or Austin Scott. It doesn't test DuBose Porter or David Poythress. Carl Camon should be accustomed to being excluded by now.

This poll suggests that Roy Barnes is the Democrats' most competitive gubernatorial candidate. Thurbert Baker, on the other hand, has some work to do. He's losing to "The Ox" (rolls eyes).