Republicans trail Democrats in latest Georgia poll



ATLANTA - A traditionally red Georgia is skewing more blue according to new statewide polling results.

In a Landmark Communications poll released on July 25, Democrats are leading Republicans in the race for Governor and U.S. Senate.

According to results, Democratic challenger Jason Carter is leading incumbent Nathan Deal by about 7 percent.

Carter is currently a Georgia State Senator.  The 38-year-old recently called for a full investigation into allegations made by State Ethics Commission Director Holly LaBerge claiming the governor's office pressured her to make the ethics complaints against Deal's 2010 campaign go away.

Friday’s poll also shows that Democrats lead in the polls for the open Georgia U.S. Senate seat. Democratic nominee, Michelle Nunn, is leading recently elected Republican nominee David Perdue by about 3.3 percent.

Since Tuesday's Senate primary runoff, Nunn and Perdue have already begun their campaigns for the general election. Both previously used their "outsider" status to reach their current point in Senate race.  Now they are using their private sector experience to differentiate themselves.  

Nunn, 47, is CEO of former President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light foundation. She is currently on a leave of absence. 

Perdue, 64, was previously the CEO of Dollar General. 

Survey results continue to show that women and minority voters largely skew Democrat.  According to poll results, both Nunn and Carter hold strong leads amongst female and African-American voters.

Channel 2's Lori Geary will have a full analysis of the report tonight on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m.

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