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28 October 2010

Rasmussen Reports: Isakson Leads Thurmond By 30 Points

It is hard not to feel sympathetic towards Democrat Michael Thurmond as he heads towards one of the most colossal electoral defeats in Georgia history.

After winning statewide office three times, it now appears that Thurmond is poised to perform even worse at the ballot box than Denise Majette did in her 2004 U.S. Senate race against Johnny Isakson.

A new Rasmussen Reports shows Thurmond getting support from 29% of Georgia voters. That's eleven points below the 40% Majette garnered in the 2004 U.S. Senate election.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Isakson with 59% of the vote, while Democrat Michael Thurmond picks up 29% support. Libertarian candidate Chuck Donovan is a distant third with five percent (5%). Three percent (3%) favor another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in Georgia was conducted on October 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

Election 2010: Georgia Senate. Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved on 2010-10-27.

The question now is not whether Isakson will win next Tuesday. The question is how much will Isakson win by, and whether his coattails will carry Nathan Deal to victory in the gubernatorial race.