PPP: Nathan Deal by 5, David Perdue by 2, 41 percent want Fredi Gonzalez back

A new Georgia survey from Public Policy Polling shows both Republicans atop the ticket with small leads, but in a reversal of other polls shows Gov. Nathan Deal with a wider lead that U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue.

Still, no one is above the magic 50 percent number.

Deal leads Democrat Jason Carter 46 percent to 41 percent. Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn 45 percent to 43 percent, within the poll's margin of error. Republicans carry larger leads in all of the down-ballot races. African-Americans make up 28 percent of the survey, which is in line with the 2010 electorate.

In keeping with the left-leaning, North Carolina-based robo-poller's proclivity to test sports topics, the poll finds that 41 percent want Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to return, compared with 27 percent who do not.

In less consequential news, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in six-of-seven potential 2016 presidential matchups. Jeb Bush nips her, 45-44, in the seventh.

A robust 56 percent of voters support a $10 minimum wage, former Sen. Sam Nunn carries a 54 percent approval rating and just 27 percent think Herman Cain should take another stab at a presidential bid.

The full numbers are here. A note on the methodology:

PPP surveyed 895 likely voters from October 2nd to 5th. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 3.3%. 80% of interviews for the poll were conducted over the phone with 20% interviewed over the internet to reach respondents who don’t have landline telephones.

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