Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Poll shows Georgia presidential votes up for grabs

Posted By on Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:08 PM

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BOB BARR: Ready for a rumble (Photo by Joeff Davis)

Last week I wrote that a Bob Barr presidential run could put Georgia's Electoral College vote within reach for Sen. Barack Obama in November, turning our red state blue.

Insider Advantage released a poll yesterday quantifying my gut feeling.

Of 652 likely voters from Georgia polled by I.A., Sen. John McCain got 45%, Obama got 35%, and Barr got 8%. 12% were undecided.

Obama's campaign keeps hinting it plans to campaign hard in states where Bush trounced Kerry in 2004. If the Obama campaign's polling tells them the same thing Insider Advantage is saying, and Barr's campaign isn't damaged by reports about his political action committee's spending habits, then metro Atlanta might be in for some serious general election presidential campaigning for the first time since I moved here in 1997.

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