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Two New Polls Show David Perdue Extend Lead Over Michelle Nunn in Georgia Senate Race

Insider Advantage, 8/12-8/13
Georgia Senate

  • Perdue: 47
  • Nunn: 40
  • Swafford: 8

Survey USA, 8/14-8/17

  • Perdue: 50
  • Nunn: 41
  • Swafford: 3

Businessman David Perdue opened up an early lead over Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn after he defeated Congressman Jack Kingston in the state’s Republican primary. Now, two new polls show Perdue owning a healthy lead over Nunn as November approaches.

A new Insider Advantage/Opinion Savvy poll, conducted between August 12 and August 13, sampling 719 likely voters, finds Perdue leading Nunn by a margin of 47 to 40 while Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is at 8 percent. Five percent of the poll respondents remain undecided.

A new Survey USA poll conducted between August 14 and August 17, sampling 560 likely voters, found a similar result with Perdue leading Nunn by a 50-41 margin as Swafford pulls in just 3 percent of the vote.

In the last Survey USA poll, conducted back in June, Perdue led Nunn by a margin of 43 to 38 but 14 percent of voters were still undecided at that point, compared to 6 percent in this poll.

Perdue has a strong lead among male voters, leading Nunn by a margin of 56 to 37. Nunn has just a slight advantage among female voters, leading Perdue by a margin of 46 to 44.

Swafford gets just 2 percent of the male vote and 3 percent of the female vote.

Four percent of male voters are still undecided, compared to 7 percent of female voters.

While the female vote could perhaps swing the election Nunn’s way, largely depending on voter turnout, the election appears to be slowly but surely moving into the Republican column the longer this race goes.