New FOX 5 Poll: Trump Enjoys Strong Lead in Georgia GOP Contest

A new poll conducted for FOX 5 shows millionaire Donald Trump with a substantial lead in Georgia for the GOP Presidential nomination.

The survey conducted by OpinionSavvy/InsiderAdvantage for FOX 5 and the Morris News Service shows Trump with 30% of the likely Republican voters surveyed in Georgia, well ahead of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 17%.

The results:   Click here for detailed results (PDF)

Donald Trump: 30%
Jeb Bush: 17%
Ben Carson: 10%
Mike Huckabee: 7%
Ted Cruz: 6%
Scott Walker: 5%
Chris Christie: 3%
Carly Fiorina: 3%
John Kasich: 3%
Rand Paul: 3%
Marco Rubio: 3%
Bobby Jindal: 2%
Rick Perry: 2%
Lindsey Graham: 0%
George Pataki: 0%
Rick Santorum: 0%
Other: 2%
Undecided: 4%

InsiderAdvantage founder and FOX 5 Political Analyst Matt Towery said, “OpinionSavvy conducted this poll with our organization in numerous southern states. We conducted surveys for FOX affiliates in North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Texas. The general theme was that Mr. Trump is running as strong or stronger in Southern states when compared to his standing in national polls. Georgia proved to be the perfect example, given that in several states other than Georgia, strong home state candidates were also in the survey. “

“Trump received 30% in the survey, with Bush a fairly distant second place finisher at 17%. In Georgia, Trump was losing the youngest category of voters (18-29). But the good news for Trump came in his strong numbers across every other age group, which comprises the vast majority of GOP primary voters in the state. Among voters with school age children (30-44) Trump received an amazing 42%. And his numbers were close to that among voters age 45-64. Older voters were more evenly split with Bush and Trump both receiving 22% each. 

“The other candidates have quite a bit of ground to make up over the next few months. It should be noted that Trump does appear to suffer from a gender gap in Georgia, where men support him by about ten points more than female voters do. Bush enjoys equal support from men and women. That is a pattern that held across the South. 
The telephone and mobile device survey of 569 likely Republican presidential primary voters in Georgia was conducted August 3. The poll is weighted for age, race, and gender and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1% with a confidence level of 95%.


 

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