GA Senate Poll: Perdue 22, Handel 21, Kingston 17 (Updated) | The Weekly Standard

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GA Senate Poll: Perdue 22, Handel 21, Kingston 17 (Updated) | The Weekly Standard

A new poll of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia shows former secretary of state Karen Handel moving into a statistical tie for first place with businessman David Perdue, inching ahead of congressman Jack Kingston. The poll found among likely voters, Perdue has 22 percent support, Handel has 21 percent, and Kingston has 17 percent. Additionally, congressmen Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey polled at 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Eleven percent say they are undecided.

The poll, conducted on behalf of Morris News and WAGA-TV, was conducted through automated phone calls and online and a 3.5 percent margin of error.

This is the best showing in a poll so far for Handel, who has suffered from poor fundraising but has received a boost from some high-profile endorsements, including from Sarah Palin, Jan Brewer, and Georgia-based talk-show host Erick Erickson. Perdue has led in every primary poll since February, and he still has a 5.3-point lead in the Real Clear Politics poll average. The south Georgia-based Kingston campaign, meanwhile, has been running ads in the Atlanta TV market and recently received the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. While Kingston has been running a close second to Perdue, this is the first poll since February that shows him in third place.

via GA Senate Poll: Perdue 22, Handel 21, Kingston 17 (Updated) | The Weekly Standard.

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