(Asked whether the young man in the ad, “Jake,” was really trying to court his daughter, Kemp changed the subject.)
The poll by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs was conducted April 19 to April 26. Each of the 507 respondents indicated they had voted in the 2014 or 2016 Republican primary and that they would likely vote in the May contest. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.
The attention-grabbing spot landed last week as the primary tightens. The AJC/Channel 2 poll showed Kemp in a statistical tie with state Sen. Hunter Hill for the No. 2 spot, trailing behind Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
The GOP nominee will face one of two Democrats in the race: Former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams or ex-state Rep. Stacey Evans.
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, former Attorney General Sam Olens, Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie and your Insider joined the Political Rewind show Wednesday on Georgia Public Broadcasting to discuss the ad and other twists in the campaign for governor.
Listen to the program here: Kemp Faces Criticism For Gun-Pointing Ad