A new poll pegs David Perdue with a formidable lead over Michelle Nunn in the race for Georgia’s open Senate seat.
In a survey conducted by Vox Populi Polling, the week-old Republican nominee leads his Democratic rival by a nine percentage point margin of 49-40 percent. The release announcing the results brandishes a headline declaring Perdue to be “in command” of the general election contest.
The remaining 10 percent of voters surveyed were undecided.
“Our survey results show that David Perdue holds a commanding lead over Michelle Nunn after his recent primary victory,” stated pollster Brent Seaborn. “This is good news for Perdue who will likely see an uptick in his numbers after Republicans capitalize off of Nunn’s recent misfortune.”
The poll was conducted from July 27-28, following the leaking of a Michelle Nunn campaign memo that has subsequently generated negative coverage both in and outside of Georgia.
Some 624 likely voters were surveyed in the poll, which carries a 3.9 percent margin of error.