(Atlanta)—A new poll jointly released Monday by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications identifies Senator Barry Loudermilk now leading the Republican Primary for Georgia Congressional District 11.
Loudermilk leads among Georgia Republican primary voters with 25% of the vote. Bob Barr is two points behind Loudermilk at 23%. Tricia Pridemore has 11% of support, while Representative Edward Lindsey has 8%.
“Senator Loudermilk and former Congressman Barr are both heavily benefiting by being the only two candidates who have already represented substantial parts of this district,” said Mark Rountree, President of Landmark Communications. “Unless one of the other candidates develops and advertises a unique issue or theme during the final month of the campaign, Barr and Loudermilk are likely to be the two candidates going into a runoff.”
“This race is shaping up to being a two-way election between Barry Loudermilk and Bob Barr,” said John Garst, President of Atlanta-based Rosetta Stone Communications. “Other candidates still have a chance to make it into a runoff, but with only 26% of the electorate left undecided, that is going to be increasing difficult.”
Landmark Communications, Inc and Rosetta Stone Communications conducted a statewide poll on April 17 of 500 Likely Voters in the May Republican Primary. Only voters who fully completed the survey were tabulated in the results. The poll was conducted Thursday, April 17, and results reflect only respondents who stated that they intend to vote in the 2014 Republican Primary. The poll was conducted by telephone using IVR technology. The margin of error of the survey is 4.5%. To be consistent with previous and projected voter turnout, results are weighted based on age and gender.