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The results are a small bump for Nunn from what PPP found in August, when Nunn was either tied or slightly ahead of the GOP field. The automated poll of 640 Georgians recorded an even split of Republicans and Democrats at 38 percent each, with 24 percent classifying themselves as Independent or other. Notably, the sample was 53 percent female.
The crosstabs show limited crossover appeal for Nunn at this point. She captures less than 10 percent of the Republican vote. But she has a stronger hold on Democrats than her potential foes do on GOP voters. The independent vote is close all around.
PPP, a Democratic-leaning outfit based in North Carolina, also polled Kentucky in the same survey, finding Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a 45-44 lead over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Kentucky and Georgia are the only states where Democrats have any shot to take over a GOP Senate seat this year.
Daniel Malloy is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington Correspondent, covering the Georgia Congressional delegation and other D.C. goings-on that affect the state since 2011. He's a zealous fan and proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.