Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Oxendine Hovers Right Near the 50% Mark." Oxendine Lead Reaffirms Frontrunner Status

Strategic Vision, LLC, a public relations and public affairs agency, announced the results of a three-day poll of 800 likely Georgia voters:

If the Republican primary for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote, Nathan Deal, Karen Handel, Eric Johnson, Ray McBerry, John Oxendine, or Austin Scott? (Republicans Only)

Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine 38%
Congressman Nathan Deal 16%
Secretary of State Karen Handel 9%
State Senator Eric Johnson 5%
Ray McBerry 3%
State Representative Austin Scott 2%
Undecided 27%

“Oxendine continues to lead in this race and saw his support grow over the past month and now hovers right near the 50% mark,” said David E. Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision, LLC. "He is drawing strong support among women aged 45 to 55 and among college educated professionals and is showing strong support in the Atlanta suburbs. Additionally, he is very competitive in the strongholds of his key competitors. Also encouraging for Oxendine is that he appears to be the second choice of Deal, Johnson, and Scott supporters."

In an email to supporters, Team Oxendine said these numbers speak for themselves:

(1) John has a more than two one lead over his closest opponent.

(2) When you combine the numbers of his two closest opponents, he has more than a 10 point lead over their combined numbers.

(3) John leads all other candidates when you combine their totals.

(4) John is the only candidate to lead the undecided category.

"With Roy Barnes in this campaign, Georgia Republicans understand we must nominate the strongest candidate to run in the general election,” said Tim Echols, campaign manager for Oxendine. “John Oxendine is that candidate.”

The poll has a margin of error of ±3 percentage points. In the poll, 368 (46%) Republican voters were surveyed; with 328 (41%) Democratic voters surveyed; and 104 (13%) Independents and other party affiliation polled.

"John is humbled by these results and he will continue to work very hard to earn the trust and support of Georgia," said Echols. “We have a lot at stake in this election and Republicans cannot afford to lose.”

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1 comment:

Naomi Brown said...

How is 38% near the 50% mark? There are 27% undecided in this poll. Oxendine's constant reminders that he is first in the polls are growing old fast. A year out from the primaries poll numbers don't matter much. I think Georgia voters will soon tire of Oxendine and his ego trip campaign.