Exclusive poll: Deal will edge Carter in Governor's race

With one week to go until the Georgia primary, an exclusive scientific poll commissioned by 11Alive News and conducted by SurveyUSA shows Governor Deal will likely beat his democratic opponent and a senate runoff is certain.

In the Republican Senate primary, David Perdue leads with 27% of likely and actual Republican voters. He's lead in every SurveyUSA tracking poll to date. Despite that lead, he is not expected to receive the 50% of the vote needed to avoid a July 22nd runoff. Jack Kingston (19%) and Karen Handel (16%) are battling it out for the second spot.

In the Republican primary race for governor, Nathan Deal is a clear winner with 63% of the vote. The closest opponent is David Pennington with 15% of support from actual and likely Republican voters.

The exclusive poll also looks ahead to the November election for governor. Likely voters were asked, "If the November election were held today, and the only candidates were Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Jason Carter, and Libertarian Andrew Hunt, who would you vote for?". Deal edged Carter 43% to 37%. Hunt brought in 7% of the vote.

DIG DEEPER: Full poll results for primary election

The poll also found:

Michelle Nunn leads the Democrat senate primary with 59% of the vote.

Dorren Carter will take the Democrat primary for Secretary of state with 48% support.

Liz Johnson has 43% of the vote in the Democrat primary for Insurance Commissioner.

In the Democratic Primary for State School Superintendent, Alisha Thomas Morgan has 20% today, followed by Valarie Wilson at 17%, Denise Freeman at 13% and Jurita Mays at 10%.


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