WABE Poll: Donald Trump Has Strong Lead With Ga. GOP Voters

Feb 25, 2016

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With only days to go until voters head to the polls for the “SEC Primary,” the new WABE 90.1 Georgia Primary Poll finds Donald Trump with a sizeable lead over his GOP rivals.

The poll of 400 likely Republican voters shows 41.25 percent supporting Trump. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were locked in a tight battle for second place with 18.25 percent and 15.25 percent respectively. Ben Carson and Gov. John Kasich were further back, each with just over 7 percent of the vote.

Perhaps most significant for Trump is the fact that almost half of the survey respondents said they had made up their minds about who they support. Among those who say they have “definitely decided,” Trump has the overwhelming support of 60.64 percent of voters. Trump also had sizeable leads among voters who describe themselves as "Very Conservative" and voters who say they are evangelical Christians.

WABE 90.1 released its statewide poll of Democratic candidates on Friday. See it here

Methodology:   The WABE 90.1 Georgia Primary Poll surveyed 400 likely voters who indicated they plan to vote in the Republican Primary on March 1. It has a margin of error of +-4.1% with 90% confidence. The survey was conducted from Feb. 22-24 via internet polling by ResearchNow. A likely voter screen including voting history, desire to vote, and knowledge of local polling stations was employed. The demographic makeup of those participating in the poll is: 53.5% female, 46.5% male; 94.5% White, 2.25% Black, 3.35% Hispanic/Other; 36.75% Metro Atlanta, 64.25% Rest of Georgia; 46.75% described themselves as evangelical Christians.