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InsiderAdvantage/WSB-TV (ABC Atlanta) Georgia GOP presidential poll

By Gary Reese

October 4, 2011

A telephone survey conducted by InsiderAdvantage for WSB-TV on the evening of Oct. 3 shows Georgia former businessman Herman Cain with a substantial lead in the Peach State race for the Republican nomination for president.   

Cain garnered 41 percent of the vote. This mirrors his recent meteoric rise in national and state polls around the nation. Also on the rise is Georgia’s former U.S. House Speaker and Georgia Newt Gingrich, who emerged from his single-digit showings in many recent polls to capture 17 percent of likely GOP voters in this latest Georgia poll.

The remainder of the candidates fared as follows:

Mitt Romney: 10 percent
Rick Perry: 9 percent
Ron Paul: 5 percent
Michelle Bachmann: 1 percent
Jon Huntsman: 1 percent
Some other candidate: 4 percent
No opinion: 12 percent   

The poll was conducted Oct. 3 among 678 likely Republican voters in the 2012 Georgia presidential primary. The data have been weighted for age, race, gender and political affiliation. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percent.

Voters who identified themselves as Republicans gave Cain 43 percent, while independents gave him 38 percent, with 24 percent to Gingrich.

The big loser was Rick Perry. He lead in August survey conducted by IA, but has plummeted not only in Georgia but in national and other state polls.   For more analysis, see Matt Towery’s piece on this web page.


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