A poll released Thursday shows former Reebok and Dollar General CEO David Perdue narrowly leading the crowded field of Republicans vying to replace Saxby Chambliss in the Senate.
The first-time candidate edged the field with 12.7 percent, with Reps. Jack Kingston and Paul Broun each clocking in at 10.9 percent, within the 3.25 percentage point margin of error. Rep. Phil Gingrey barely trailed with 10.4 percent, while former Secretary of State Karen Handel also hit double digits at 10.2 percent.
The remainder of the field failed to hit one percent in the survey, which was jointly conducted by Hicks Evaluation Group and Apache Political Communications.
‘Undecided’ far and away led the pack overall, with 42.7 percent of the 923 likely GOP primary voters surveyed saying they’d yet to settle on a candidate.