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Aug. 23 – Georgia Republican Party says polls showing Carter and Nunn ahead are inaccurate

Coastal Empire News Staff Report

August 23, 2014 -  According to the Georgia Republican Party, in a press release to media across the state on Friday, “This month on infamous statistician Nate Silver's Five Thirty Eight website, Harry Enten declared, ‘The political polling industry is a mess...demand is up, and quality supply is down.   Such is true in Georgia.”

“On Friday, WSB published a new poll by Landmark Communications, Inc. that showed Republican Governor Nathan Deal trailing Democrat State Senator Jason Carter (40.1% to 44.4%) and conservative businessman David Perdue lagging behind liberal Michelle Nunn in the race for the U.S. Senate (40.0% to 46.6%).

“Despite being well funded by radical liberals across the country and special interest groups with deep pockets, Carter and Nunn continue to fall behind in legitimate polls.

“Earlier this week, SurveyUSA released polling numbers through 11Alive that showed the incumbent governor with a 9 point lead over his challenger (48% to 39%) and Perdue leading Nunn by the same margin, 50% to 41%.

“Last week, InsiderAdvantage showed Governor Deal with a 4-point lead (43% to 39%) and Perdue with a 7-point lead (47% to 40%).

“While recent polling from a variety of respected pollsters show the Republican ticket leading the liberal slate, Landmark Communications reveals the polar opposite.

“With questionable methodology and flawed sampling, the same polling company that had Congressman Jack Kingston up 7 points leading into the Republican Primary Run-Off is wrong again. Clearly, Landmark Communication's poll is an outlier and should not be trusted,” states a party spokesperson. 

Landmark Communications, led by Mark Rountree, ran Buddy Carter’s successful campaign for the 1st Congressional District in the difficult July primary.

Attempts to reach Rountree for comment were unsuccessful.   



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