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Tamar Hallerman

AJC poll: Johnny Isakson’s approval rating rises, though many are still unsure

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U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson at an election night party in Atlanta for David Perdue last November. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson at an election night party in Atlanta for David Perdue in November 2014. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Less than two weeks before Republican primary voters hit the polls, where exactly does U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson stand among Georgians?

Better than where the two-term incumbent was in January, according to a new poll commissioned by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and certainly miles ahead of the rest of Congress.

But Isakson still has a lot of ground to cover: he’s far below the 50 percent approval mark and roughly one-third of Georgians surveyed did not know him (or withheld sharing their views), according to the survey. Georgians’ overwhelming discontent with Capitol Hill — 74 percent disapprove of the job Congress has been doing — could also have the risk of rubbing off on the two-term incumbent, who still enjoys an overwhelming advantage in terms of campaign funds and name recognition when compared to his opponents.

Read more about the results here. Check back later for great graphics and separate dispatches on how Georgians feel about the presidential race and the legislature’s recent work.

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