THIRD POLL THIS WEEK SHOWING BARKSDALE WITHIN SINGLE DIGITS
ATLANTA- A poll released today by the Atlanta Journal Constitution revealed for the third time this week that Jim Barksdale is within single digits against vulnerable incumbent U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. According to the AJC poll, Barksdale trails Isakson by only six points (44-38).
“Multiple polls this week show that Georgia’s U.S. Senate race is at single digits and it’s because of the appeal of Jim Barksdale’s outsider candidacy,” said Jim Barksdale campaign manager, Dave Hoffman. “Voters want somebody to stand up to Washington; somebody with the know-how to address the many failures of Congress.”
While the poll shows Isakson with a lead at a time when some worry that Donald Trump’s polarizing candidacy could drag down the Republican ticket, the numbers are likely too close for comfort for the longtime Republican lawmaker. Isakson still hangs below the 50 percent support mark, an unofficial benchmark for many reelection campaigns.