Sunday, October 10, 2010
Republican Incumbent Johnny Isakson still holds a double-digit lead over Democrat Mike Thurmond in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Isakson earning 53% of the vote while Thurmond receives 38% support. Far behind is Libertarian hopeful Chuck Donovan with five percent (5%) support. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate and three percent (3%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Last month, Isakson held a 52% to 36% advantage over Thurmond, with Donovan receiving just five percent (5%) of the vote. In surveys dating back to April, support for Isakson has ranged from a low of 51% to a high of 57% while Thurmond has picked up anywhere from 30% to 41% of the vote.
This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in Georgia was conducted on October 6, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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