Karen Handel gains in Georgia Senate race poll

Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:18 AM
Last updated 9:02 PM

ATLANTA — Karen Handel has ridden a wave of growing support to pass Jack Kingston in the GOP Senate primary race to take second place and come within the margin of error with front-runner David Perdue, according to a poll released Thursday.

Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, has steadily gained in recent surveys as David Perdue has held the top spot.  SPECIAL
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Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, has steadily gained in recent surveys as David Perdue has held the top spot.

Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, has steadily gained in recent surveys as Perdue has held the top spot. Kingston, a U.S. House member from Savannah, has enjoyed little benefit from major investments in TV spots.

U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, of Ath­ens, and Phil Gingrey, of Mar­iet­ta, remain rooted in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

In the latest poll, Perdue has the support of 22 percent; Handel, 21 percent; Kingston, 17 percent; Broun, 14 percent; and Gingrey, 12 percent. Three percent were split between underfunded newcomers Art Gardner and Derrick Grayson, and 11 percent were undecided.

The poll shows Gov. Nathan Deal dominating the GOP race for governor, with support from two of every three primary voters. Former Dal­ton Mayor David Pennington holds 11 percent of the support, and state Superintendent John Barge has 4 percent, with 19 percent undecided.

InsiderAdvantage conducted the survey by automated telephone calls and online with Opinionsavvy on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Responses by 737 likely primary voters were selected at random to yield a 3.5 percent margin of error. The pollsters weighted the results to reflect the age, race and gender of the expected turnout.

“Kingston has been losing metro-Atlanta female support with his ‘folksy’ TV ads for weeks,” said Matt Towery, InsiderAdvantage’s CEO. “Handel, who usually does not poll as well with female voters, is picking up significant female support and is starting to leave both David Perdue and Jack Kingston substantially behind with women.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/01/14 - 10:29 am
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Good News

To me, she's the best one in the race.

kissofdeath
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kissofdeath 05/01/14 - 10:41 am
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Yesterday, Senate Republicans

Yesterday, Senate Republicans filibustered a proposal to gradually raise the minimum to $10.10 an hour. Hard- working Americans deserve more than $7.25 worth of influence in Washington, vote for Michelle Nunn for Georgia next Senate.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 05/01/14 - 11:24 am
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Bring it on!

Best line ever from one of her interviews " I would like to see Michelle Nun drop that war on women bomb on me"! GO KAREN!! You can handel this!!! ;0)

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 05/01/14 - 11:34 am
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Nope To Minimum Wage Hike

The minimum wage is not supposed to be your "career wage". I was making $1.35 an hour bussing tables in the 70's. I knew that a wage like that was not going to cut it. I went to community college/tech school, and worked part time. Fast forward to 2014, and I'm actually doing okay. The flip side to raising the minimum wage, is that a lot of Union pay scales are based upon the minimum wage. President Obama has to keep his Union buddies happy. Raising the minimum wage is not the answer -- having school and job training for the future, IS....

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/01/14 - 12:48 pm
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You go girl! She SHOULD have

You go girl! She SHOULD have been governor and not that sleazebag Deal. The homophobes put him over the top. (Handel is moderate on gay issues)

prov227
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prov227 05/01/14 - 12:59 pm
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Minimum wage increases are not the answer ...

it will cause a wave of inflation and all those making above minimum wage will be expecting increases. The increases will be eaten by higher living expenses. Democrats looking for votes while the economy drags on.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/01/14 - 01:22 pm
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Let's get this over with

Hope there is a clear winner May 20 so we can focus on defeating Michelle Nunn, not other Republicans.
BTW, when did political office become a hereditary position? Dems seem to think only children of old pols can run. Newsflash: We haven't had a House of Lords since 1776. Just shows the poverty of their platform and ideas.

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Stoner 05/01/14 - 03:40 pm
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Three women you should vote

Three women you should vote for in November election. Michelle Nunn(GA) Alison Lundergan Grimes (KY) and Natalie Tennant (WV)
Can you image a GOP Senate majority with Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers pulling the strings? It could be our reality if we don't get out and vote for three incredible challengers win their races. All three of these women are running in pivotal races. Michelle Nunn is running for an open seat in Georgia against a trio of extreme Republicans, including a congressman who defended Rep. Todd Akin - remember him? by saying, " In a situation of rape, a legitimate rape, a woman's body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur." Everyone of these races is critical not only for control of the Senate but for continuing to defend attacks on women in public life.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/01/14 - 03:43 pm
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Vote Often

Stoner is probably aware that the Democrat National Convention has figured out ways for Democrats to vote multiple times in multiple elections. Voting in GA, KY, and WV all on the same day is no biggie for a Democrat.

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rmwhitley 05/01/14 - 04:02 pm
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American had the good sense to at least earn a high school diploma, he/she might be worth more than $7.25 an hour. ( Just depends on how motivated you are to work.) If you vote for Michelle Nunn, you have more problems than an hourly wage. I hope your obamacare insurance covers mental delusions.

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Darby 05/01/14 - 04:35 pm
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"Yesterday, Senate Republicans filibustered

a proposal to gradually raise the minimum to $10.10 an hour."

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As they should have! Hard working Americans deserve every penny they can EARN, not whatever government bureaucrats who never ran a business decide they "need".

About time for more Americans to cast off the DNC imposed label of "victim" and stand up for themselves.

Darby
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Darby 05/01/14 - 04:39 pm
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"....a woman's body has a way of shutting down so...."

Really??? Is that all you've got?

Some sort of weak-kneed guilt by association???

Dig a little deeper. Maybe this guy also supported John Wilkes Booth.

Darby
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Darby 05/01/14 - 04:53 pm
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Funny!! "War on Women" ....

Should remind everyone of that movie, "Wagging the Dog"

Same kind of phony "war".

Have you noticed that the Republicans have issues and solutions?

While Democrats have obstructionism, conservative villains, a base of voters made up almost entirely of "victims", a non-existent war on women, phony, never ending charges of racism, and a total mastery of the art of mendacity. (They have no issues save their endless graveyard of failures which they nervously whistle through.)

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griff6035 05/01/14 - 06:01 pm
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Karen Handel

She gets my vote!

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