With just one day left until the Georgia Republican primary for Governor, Karen Handel has opened a wide lead (38% Handel/20% Deal/17% Johnson/12% Oxendine/6% Other/7% Undecided). At this point, it appears that the real race is for second place. Former Congressman Nathan Deal is statistically tied with State Senator Eric Johnson, 20% to 17% respectively. Both candidates are well positioned for the second place slot. These results are based off of a Magellan Strategies survey of 1,181 likely Republican primary voters. This survey was conducted using automated telephone touchtone technology. The sample for this survey was randomly drawn from past Republican primary elections in the 2008, 2006, 2004, and 2002 election cycles. The 1,181 interviews were conducted Sunday night, July 18th, from 5 to 7 pm. this survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.8% at the 95% confidence interval.
Download the survey press release, toplines and crosstabs below.