Michelle Nunn Pulls Ahead in Georgia Race as Jack Kingston Takes Primary Runoff Lead
A new PPP poll shows Jack Kingston pulling away from David Perdue in the Georgia Senate Republican primary runoff and Michelle Nunn pulling away from both potential GOP opponents in the general election.
The poll, conducted between July 9 and July 13, sampling 516 likely Republican primary runoff voters and 664 registered Georgia voters, found that Jack Kingston has made strong gains in his runoff race while Michelle Nunn has pulled away from Kingston and Perdue in the subsequent general election race.
In the primary runoff, Congressman Jack Kingston now owns a 47-41 lead over businessman David Perdue. Thirteen percent of respondents say they remain undecided as the July 22 election draws near.
Once that race is decided, the winner will go on to face Michelle Nunn, the former CEO of the Points of Light Foundation and the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn.
Nunn had been tied with both candidates but now leads Kingston with a significant 44-41 margin and Perdue with a stronger 48-41 margin, suggesting that Kingston has the better chance to win should he gain the nomination.
While Kingston leads Nunn 47-43 and Perdue leads Nunn 49-44 among male voters, Nunn has a big lead among female voters and a massive lead among Georgia’s African-American voters.
Among women, Nunn leads Kingston by a 46-36 margin while leading Perdue by a big time 51-35 margin.
Among black voters, Nunn leads Kingston with a dominant 71-11 margin and Perdue with a monstrous 86-7 margin.
While both races will be tight and remain too close to call, it’s becoming clear that the Democrats can still win Georgia but will need a very strong female and black voter turnout to win a Senate seat in the Peach State.