WSB TV is out with a new poll of likely Georgia primary voters conducted by Landmark Communications that was taken Thursday evening. On the Republican side, Donald Trump still leads the field, although his support has dropped by 16 points since a previous December poll. On the Democratic side. Hillary Clinton leads over Bernie Sanders by a wide margin.
27.3% of likely GOP voters favor Donald Trump. Ted Cruz at 18.3% and Marco Rubio at 18.2% are in a virtual tie for second place. Fourth place goes to Ben Carson with 7.7%. The remaining GOP candidates all register under 5%. 15.4% are undecided. The Georgia results reflect what’s been seen in both national and New Hampshire polls after Cruz won in Iowa, followed by Trump and Rubio. Trump’s support is strongest with men outside of metro Atlanta. Cruz’s support is similar, with more support by men living away from Metro Atlanta. Rubio’s support is roughly equal from men and women, both inside and outside Atlanta. Dr. Carson does espeecially well with women, while Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and John Kasich do better in Atlanta than they do elsewhere in the Peach State.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, 63.3% to 21.5%. 15.2% are undecided. More than two thirds of African Americans prefer Clinton to Sanders, however, Sanders’s support by those under age 40 is less than his support from voters between 40 and 65.
The Republican poll consisted of 500 likely primary voters, and has a margin of error of 4.4%. The Democratic poll had 600 likely voters, and has a margin of error of 4%. Look at the Republican and Democratic crosstabs, and tell us what you think.