Poll: Handel leapfrogs Kingston in Georgia | TheHill

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Poll: Handel leapfrogs Kingston in Georgia | TheHill

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) has crept ahead of Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) for second place in Georgia’s crowded Senate primary, according to a new poll.

Businessman David Perdue (R) still leads the field with 22 percent, but it’s Handel who’s now just behind him at 21 percent, with Kingston at 17 percent, according to the poll conducted for Atlanta’s Fox affiliate by InsiderAdvantage and Opinionsavvy. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) pulls 14 percent, and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) is at 12 percent. The top two vote-getters in the May 20 primary will move to the runoff.

Kingston released a poll of his own Thursday afternoon showing him in the lead with 20 percent support, with Perdue at 17 percent and Handel at 14 percent.

The poll’s methodology is unusual — it combines telephone and Internet samples. The survey of 737 likely GOP primary voters was conducted from April 27-29.

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