ATLANTA — Jack Kingston has an 11-point lead over David Perdue in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday by InsiderAdvantage.
The poll represents a big swing in support since the primary when Perdue’s total was about 4 percentage points more than Kingston’s. Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General and Reebok, benefited then from an expensive television ad campaign with crying babies that was so effective that even his opponents copied it. A new volley of ads from him could swing the support back in his favor.
The poll shows 19 percent of the likely runoff voters questioned still haven’t made up their minds.
It was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by InsiderAdvantage and Opinion Savvy for Morris News and WAGA-TV in Atlanta via a combination of automated telephone and online surveys. After being weighted for age, race and gender to reflect the turnout in past runoffs, the poll shows Kingston with 46 percent and Perdue with 35, given a 4.9 percent margin of error.