A statewide poll conducted for 13WMAZ shows Republican Nathan Deal leading in the race for governor.
In the SurveyUSA poll, Deal had the support of 49 percent of likely voters, Democrat Roy Barnes had 38 percent and Libertarian candidate John Monds had 9 percent. Four percent of voters in the poll said they were undecided…
In the Governor’s race, 54 percent of independents supported Deal, while 34 percent favored Barnes. John Monds picked up support of 18 percent of independents.
H/T to Eric Dondero for the news. The pollster has not yet released the detailed results. The full article does mention that the US Senate and down-ballot races were also polled, so it will be interesting to see poll results for other Libertarian candidates as well.
SUSA polls this cycle have been very favorable to Republicans, so Deal’s lead is not a huge surprise. However, it is interesting that the Libertarian candidate has such strong support while the Republican still maintains a strong lead. However, it is difficult to comment on the origin of Monds’ support without more information from the pollster.