If Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep his seat in the governor’s office, he may want to start thinking about leading on issues that have an impact on people outside of his donor list.
In a statewide survey of voters, Better Georgia found no strong support for Gov. Deal, primarily because of voter perceptions of cronyism and corruption along with a lack of leadership on key issues.
The big surprise in our polling, however, is the impact that Gov. Deal’s weak leadership is already having on voters.
In a General Election head-to-head, State Sen. Jason Carter jumped ahead of Gov. Deal, 45 percent to 42 percent.
Rep. Scott Holcomb is tied with Gov. Deal at 41 percent apiece.
And House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is close to the governor’s numbers at 39 percent to his 45 percent. [Read more...]