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‘Iffy’ – New poll shows governor in close race

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‘Iffy’ – New poll shows governor in close race

Gov. Nathan Deal. Source: Georgia.gov
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Gov. Nathan Deal. Source: Georgia.gov

Gov. Nathan Deal. Source: Georgia.gov

A new poll shows that incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal will have a fight on his hands in his reelection bid.

According to Atlanta Journal Constitution political analyst Greg Bluestein, a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling shows Deal is in a statistical dead heat with his challenger, Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur.

According to the story, 45 percent of respondents said they would vote for Deal and 42 percent said they would vote for Carter. The article notes that PPP is a “center-left” polling agency. Bluestein writes that the poll puts Deal’s reelection chances into “iffy territory.”

To read the full AJC article, click here.

Decaturish.com has reached out to both campaigns for their reaction to the latest numbers and will update this post when the campaigns respond.

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