Survey: GOP sweep in Ga. still rolling

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters are favoring Republicans this fall all down the ballot, according to a survey released Thursday.
In the poll, 56 percent of those responding said they were either voting for only Republicans or mostly Republicans. Those voting strictly straight party favored the GOP 38 percent to 27. The division showed 51 percent of whites sticking with a solid GOP ballot while 69 percent of blacks were only considering Democrats.
If voter preference is predictable according to race, it may be less so by gender. The two women on the statewide partisan ballot are each trailing among women voters, but then they are both Democrats.
The survey was conducted for Landmark Communications, a consulting firm working primarily with Republican legislative candidates. It was conducted Tuesday by computerized telephone calls to 3,277 likely voters and has a calculated margin of error of 1.7 percent.
Even though Landmark works with Republican candidates, some GOP campaign officials say their own internal polls consistently show them winning by higher margins.
Landmark did not release results for the labor commissioner, public service commissioner or attorney general races.

Governor
Nathan Deal, R 47
Roy Barnes, D 39
John Monds, L 4
Undecided 10

U.S. Senate
Johnny Isakson, R 56
Mike Thurmond, D 35
Chuck Donovan, L 2
Undecided 7

Lieutenant governor

Casey Cagle, R 50
Carol Porter, D 34
Dan Barber, L 2
Undecided 13

Insurance commissioner

Ralph Hudgens, R 54
Mary Squires, D 28
Shane Bruce, L 4
Undecided 14

Agriculture commissioner

Gary Black, R 48
JB Powell, D. 32
Kevin Cherry, L 3
Undecided 17

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