Rosetta Stone Communications has released a poll for your viewing and discussion pleasure leading into the weekend. The poll was conducted yesterday, while some significant news was breaking on the Governor’s race side. The results show:
CAGLE – 47.8% KEMP – 40.7%
SHAFER – 46% DUNCAN – 18.9%
RAFFENSPERGER – 41.5% BELLE ISLE – 24.4%
The full press release from Rosetta Stone is as follows:
ATLANTA, GA. — Rosetta Stone Communications in Atlanta conducted a survey of likely Republican Primary Run-off voters on June 7, 2018. The races polled were Governor, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State. The poll surveyed 400 likely GOP run-off voters and has a margin of error of 4.9%. The survey was conducted on behalf of Rosetta Stone Communications for the purpose of public release.
In the governor’s race – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle enjoys a 7 point lead over Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Cagle leads with both male and female voters and with all age groups other than voters under 40 years of age. Voters over the age of 65 give Cagle the nod by a wide margin of 54.3% – 35.5%. The Kemp campaign will need to close the gap with male and female voters – as well as voters over the age of 40 years old to remain competitive.
In the race for Lt. Governor – State Senator David Shafer enjoys a commanding lead over former State Representative Geoff Duncan (46% – 18.9%). Shafer currently has a 28 point lead over his rival with male voters and a 26 point lead among female voters. David Shafer garnered 49% of the vote in the May 22 Republican Primary and has the largest lead of all the candidates in run-off elections in Georgia. John Garst of Rosetta Stone Communications said, “Given the large margin of Shafer’s win on May 22 and the wide margin we see in this survey – the lead appears insurmountable. Geoff Duncan would need a miracle to prevail.”
The race for Secretary of State has two candidates from north Fulton County. State Representative Brad Raffensperger leads Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle by a margin of 41.5% – 24.4%. Raffensperger was the top vote-getter in the May contest and maintains a lead of 17 points. It is interesting to note that Raffensperger leads Belle Isle with male voters by 23 points.
[The poll was conducted by Rosetta Stone Communications of Atlanta, GA and was not commissioned or paid for by any candidates or by any organizations supporting any candidate. Cross-tabs available by request.]