Jimmy Carter’s popularity could play into grandson’s run for governor | Political Insider blog

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Jimmy Carter’s popularity could play into grandson’s run for governor | Political Insider blog

Jason Carter’s strategists always recognized that his famous grandfather was something of a double-edged sword to his campaign for governor. But it may not be as sharp as once thought.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released today found that a clear majority of registered voters in Georgia – 61 percent – hold a favorable opinion of former President Jimmy Carter. Some 28 percent of them say they have a “very favorable” opinion of the one-term president, while about a third view him negatively.

You can find a full story about the poll, as well as the crosstabs and methodology, over at myajc.com. But here we’ll dig a little deeper into the Jimmy Carter findings.

The poll, conducted by Abt SRBI Inc. with a margin of error of 4 percent, gave the ex-president sky high ratings among Democrats (86 percent) and a narrow majority among independents (51 percent). Some 40 percent of Republicans view him positively.

The elder Carter’s numbers were higher among younger residents, a sign that his post-presidential legacy has left a positive imprint. Some 52 percent of voters older than 65 – who were in adulthood during his term in the White House – have a favorable impression of the ex-president. That number edged above 60 percent for voters between the ages of 18-39 and 40-64.

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