It’s always a little iffy to compare two different polls conducted by two different outfits -- methods and the sampling pool won’t be identical.
However, a poll conducted by the AJC and Channel 2 earlier this month had Cagle with a commanding lead in the GOP race and Kemp and Hill in a statistical tie for second. That was before Kemp put $1 million behind two provocative ads that earned him national attention – and outrage from Democratic critics.
On the Democratic side, the AJC/WSB poll showed Abrams leading Evans 32-15 – with more than half of likely primary voters undecided.
Some other findings from the SurveyUSA poll:
-Cagle leads both Abrams and Evans in a head-to-head matchup by about four percentage points.
-Abrams leads Evans among black voters, the biggest bloc of the Democratic electorate, by a 47-17 margin. They are running roughly even among white voters.
-Cagle has the lion’s share of voters who identify as conservative (35 percent) while Kemp did best with younger voters.
--About one-third of voters said they were less likely to vote for Abrams because of the more than $200,000 in debt she owes. Of those, only 1 in 6 were Democrats. Two-thirds of Democrats and one-half of independents said it made no difference. One in 10 Democrats said it made it more likely they’ll back her.
Insider's note: This item was ripped from the Morning Jolt.