Perdue & Kingston top InsiderAdvantage poll

Perdue, a political newcomer, leads survey.


With early voting looming, a new poll on the crowded Republican primary for Georgia’s open Senate seat again pegs businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston as the leaders of the pack.

Conducted by InsiderAdvantage, it shows the former Reebok and Dollar General CEO notching 19 percent support, with Kingston in second at 15. Former Secretary of State Karen Handel placed third with 13 percent, edging Rep. Paul Broun’s 11.

Rep. Phil Gingrey, who’s been targeted in a major ad buy by super PAC Ending Spending, trailed with 9 percent. However, he began April with a substantially larger warchest than either Broun or Handel, and has already secured a six-figure ad buy through the primary.

The remaining percentage, 32, said they were undecided. It polled 804 likely primary voters from April 13-15.

“The Senate race remains virtually the same, with David Perdue leading the pack and Jack Kingston in second place,” stated InsiderAdvantage president Matt Towery. “Finally, of note, both the full telephone and online surveys mirrored one another in the positioning of the candidates and reflected the same percentages within the two surveys’ margins of error.”

March 26, 2014