There is a new poll out today from Fox 5 and Strategic Vision on the Georgia Governor’s Race for 2010. While former Governor Roy Barnes leads the Democratic field Comissioner John Oxendine has become an even more clear frontrunner on the Republican side. The following is the Press Release from Team Ox:
ATLANTA – A poll to be released Wednesday by Strategic Vision, LLC, a public relations and public affairs agency, shows that state insurance commissioner John Oxendine and former governor Roy Barnes are the leading candidates for Georgia’s governor.
If the Republican primary for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote, Nathan Deal, Karen Handel, Eric Johnson, Ray McBerry, John Oxendine, or Austin Scott? (Republicans Only)
John Oxendine 35%
Karen Handel 13%
Nathan Deal 12%
Eric Johnson 4%
Ray McBerry 2%
Austin Scott 2%
If the Democratic primary for Governor was held today, for whom would you vote, Thurbert Baker, Roy Barnes, Dubose Porter, or David Poythress? (Democrats Only)
Roy Barnes 49%
Thurbert Baker 30%
David Poythress 5%
Dubose Porter 2%
Strategic Vision, LLC is an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency. Results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in Georgia, aged 18+, and conducted June 12-14, 2009 by telephone. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. Additional information on Strategic Vision, LLC may be obtained at http://www.strategicvision.biz.
“While it remains early in the campaign, Team Oxendine notes that John Oxendine continues to lead in every independent poll and leads the undecided category – the first time a Republican candidate has done so with the current field,” said campaign manager Kathryn Ballou.
“We are proud that John Oxendine continues to earn the support of Republicans across Georgia. With Governor Barnes entrance into the race, Georgia Republicans understand that our Party must support the candidate who can win in November of 2010. These numbers indicate John Oxendine is that candidate,” said Ballou.
Not only is Commissioner Oxendine beating his closest competitor by over 20 percentage points, but in a remarkable feat in a six-candidate race this far out, he is now beating “Undecided” for the first time!