AJC poll points to ‘wide-open’ Democratic race for governor

Former state Rep. Stacey Evans (L) and ex-House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams are running for governor.

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / BOB ANDRES / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / BOB ANDRES / AJC

More than half of likely Georgia Democratic voters still haven’t decided who will get their vote in next month’s primary election for governor, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News poll released Thursday.

The survey underscored the unpredictable nature of the May 22 vote pitting former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams against ex-state Rep. Stacey Evans. About one-third of likely Democratic voters back Abrams, while Evans tallied about 15 percent. Roughly 52 percent are undecided.

“The Democratic primary would appear to be a wide-open affair at this point in time,” said M.V. Hood, a University of Georgia political scientist who conducted the poll. “A large share of reliable primary voters have yet to tune in.”

Check out the full story on MyAJC.com for all the details on the poll. And stay tuned for the release of a poll on the GOP race next week.

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