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Daniel…… Georgia Governor & Senate: New KOS Poll shows Democrat Barnes still in a Toss-Up Race with Republicans; Isakson leads the Senate Race comfortably …..

Hello Dog and Good Afternoon!

A new Statewide Survey in the Peach State conducted by Research 2000 and sponsored by the “Ultra Liberal Website” Daily Kos finds former Democratic Governor Roy Barnes (D-GA) still in a Toss-Up Race with the leading Republican Challengers to replace Term-Limited Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA).

Meanwhile in the Senate Race in case Attorney General Thurbert Baker (D-GA) would switch Races Incumbent Republican Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) would lead him comfortably. Currently Isakson is running for a second Term BUT there might be an Opening for Democrats if he chosed to abandon his Re-Election Plans. Why I’m saying this? Isakson received Treatment in a Hospital TWICE over the last few weeks. Isakson is 65 years old

The filling Deadline to fill in Georgia is April 30th.

Research 2000 / Daily Kos Survey

Georgia Governor 2010

General Election

[ Barnes and Oxendine ]

Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes (D)  45 %
State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine (R)  42 %
Undecided  13 %

Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes (D)  44 %
Former Secretary of State Karen Handel (R)  43 %
Undecided  13 %

Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes (D)  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R)  42 %
Undecided  14 %

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine (R)  48 %
State Attorney General Thurbert Baker (D)  36 %
Undecided  16 %

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel (R)  49 %
State Attorney General Thurbert Baker (D)  35 %
Undecided  16 %

Former U. S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R)  48 %
State Attorney General Thurbert Baker (D)  35 %
Undecided  17 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:


Georgia Senate 2010

Incumbent Senator Johnny Isakson (R)  50 %
State Attorney General Thurbert Baker (D)  34 %
Undecided  16 %

Incumbent Senator Johnny Isakson (R)  53 %
State Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond (D)  26 %
Undecided  21 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:



The Georgia Governor Race is certainly one to watch for this November.

This could be really close in the end.

On Isakson I expect him to carry on with his Re-Election Plan. I will anxiously awaiting the April 30th Filling Deadline for latest Developments.

Daniel G.

April 11, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , ,


  1. Honestly, to me, neither the Gubernatorial race nor the Senatorial race in Georgia is competitive at all! Republicans will definitely win both of them this November. Democrats are really fooling themselves if they think that they could win either of those races or both. Had President Barack Obama (DEM) carried the state of Georgia for the 2008 Presidential election, which he failed to do albeit he came somewhat closer, then there would have been some hope for the Democrats there this year. Like most of the Southern states, Georgia has been even more extremely electorally GOP-friendly since the beginning of this century, and the Democrats should realize that no matter whom they nominate for any important statewide office, he or she is not electable no matter how conservative that nominee may be. There needs to be a dramatic change in the demographic makeup of the state’s electorate in order for the Democrats to mount a comeback, but so far, I don’t see any.

    Comment by Anonymous | April 11, 2010 | Reply

    • I happen to agree with you Anon………I don’t see it only….

      He, he, he……I have to listen to Daniel about the GOP…..but your on point about the WHY in the South……is dead on…

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Anon and James B, SOONER OR LATER, the one party rule is going to backfire on the Republicans sooner or later in Georgia.

    In my homestate of Texas, I still see Perry winning re-election very easily over White by a margin of 56% to 41% in November and the GOP keeps both houses of the legislature, especially in the TX House of Representatives when the GOP picks-up some swing district seats.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. The South is the South…I see no substantial gains for the dem’s anytime soon…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. James B, in TX, many political experts see demographic changes by 2022 (assuming the GOP loses the governorship in 2018 when Perry retires and assuming he runs for a 4th term in 2014, which is a 50-50 shot).

    Latinos are going to be the fastest growing minority group in my homestate and TX Monthly’s Paul Burka expects TX Democrats to start winning down-ballot statewide offices in 2014.

    2010 is NOT the Dems’ year here in the Lone Star State: too much anti-Obama sentiment down here and he got destroyed here in 2008 only carrying 29 out of 254 counties, there’s no way former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) can overcome this.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 12, 2010 | Reply

    • The best that ex-Houston Mayor Bill White (D-TX), the Democratic nominee for Texas Governor, could hope for is to reduce incumbent Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) winning margin, but the problem is that the whites are still the majority in Texas’ electorate (no matter how big or small) even though they may no longer be so in the state’s overall population, it still makes it virtually next to impossible for any Democrat to win statewide. It is also the same problem for virtually any Democrat with regards to the racial makeup in Georgia’s electorate, which is also of white majority, and no matter how reduced that may be, GOPers would still come out on top until possibly such majority is to be gone, which would take quite some time to occur. After all, they are not yet like other Southern states such as Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, if you see what I mean.

      Comment by Anonymous | April 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. I would agree..but it’s coming…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 12, 2010 | Reply

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