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Close Ones Expected Today

August 10, 2010    Content provided by DDC Advocacy

Last minute polling in Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut is showing a mixed bag of outcomes for the August 10th primaries. In the Peach State GOP gubernatorial run-off, three different polls are each forecasting a unique conclusion. Mason-Dixon Polling & Research (8/2-4) has ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel leading former Rep. Nathan Deal 47-42%. On August 5th, Georgia-based Insider Advantage showed the race to be a dead heat at 46%. Even later, on August 7th, Landmark Polling gave Deal a 44-42% edge. Taken together, this could be suggesting a Deal surge, meaning he could be peaking at exactly the right time.

In Colorado, Public Policy Polling (8/7-8), after data late last week was showing appointed Sen. Michael Bennet trailing former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, now gives the Senator a 49-43% lead going into tomorrow's Democratic primary election. On the Republican side, after trailing for most of the last few months, PPP projects former Lt. Governor Jane Norton now to hold a 45-43% lead over Weld County DA Ken Buck. In the chaotic Governor's race, PPP forecasts a race that's too close to call between former Rep. Scott McInnis and businessman Dan Maes. Both are tainted with the scandal brush. McInnis has a mere one-point 41-40% lead.

Over in Connecticut, a late Quinnipiac University poll (8/3-8) provides businessman Ned Lamont witha slight 45-42% advantage over former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, in a Democratic gubernatorial race that is also projected to now have no clear leader.

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