ATLANTA — The governor’s race remains tight but David Perdue now has a 10-point lead in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll released Friday.
Republican Nathan Deal holds support from 44 percent of the 1,167 likely voters surveyed Wednesday and Thursday by InsiderAdvantage. Democratic challenger Jason Carter has 40 percent, with a 3 percent margin of error. Libertarian Andrew Hunt has 7 percent, while 9 percent remain undecided..
The Senate election is widening, with Perdue rising to 50 percent against Democrat Michelle Nunn, who has 40 percent. Libertarian Amanda Swafford has 5 percent, with, 5 percent undecided.
On Monday, Atlanta TV station WXIA released a poll by SurveyUSA showing the governor’s race essentially tied. Deal had 45 percent to Carter’s 44 percent, with a 4 percent margin of error. In the Senate matchup, Perdue had 47 percent and Nunn 44 percent. The poll was conducted Sept. 5 of 558 likely voters.