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Georgia Senate - Isakson vs. Thurmond

Candidates

Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson (R)*

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Michael Thurmond

Michael Thurmond (D)

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Georgia Snapshot

RCP Average:
RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
Governor | GA-2 | GA-8 | GA-12

----------PAST KEY RACES----------


2008:
President | Senate | GA-8
2006: Governor | GA-8 | GA-12
2004: President | Senate | GA-3

Polling Data

PollDateSampleIsakson (R)Thurmond (D)Spread
Final Results----58.139.2Isakson +18.9
RCP Average10/19 - 10/28--57.332.8Isakson +24.5
Mason-Dixon10/26 - 10/28625 LV5633Isakson +23
Rasmussen Reports10/24 - 10/24750 LV5929Isakson +30
SurveyUSA10/21 - 10/24601 LV5834Isakson +24
Landmark (R)10/19 - 10/193277 LV5635Isakson +21

All Georgia Senate - Isakson vs. Thurmond Polling Data

Race Analysis

In 2002, Georgia snapped. The state had been among the last in the South to cling to its Democratic roots: Bill Clinton carried the state in 1992, and a coalition of African Americans and rural whites had kept the Democrats in control of the Governor’s mansion, the legislature and even a Senate seat.

All of that changed in 2002, as rural whites revolted, throwing out the state’s Democratic governor, senator, and legislature. Two years later, Johnny Isakson rolled to a 58-40 win over Congresswoman Denise Majette.

There’s not much to indicate things will be different in 2010. Isakson has a decent opponent in State Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond.  But there's still no reason to believe that Isakson is vulnerable this cycle, or that Georgia voters are embracing President Obama’s agenda.

Polling Data

PollDateSampleIsakson (R)Thurmond (D)Spread
Final Results----58.139.2Isakson +18.9
RCP Average10/19 - 10/28--57.332.8Isakson +24.5
Mason-Dixon10/26 - 10/28625 LV5633Isakson +23
Rasmussen Reports10/24 - 10/24750 LV5929Isakson +30
SurveyUSA10/21 - 10/24601 LV5834Isakson +24
Landmark (R)10/19 - 10/193277 LV5635Isakson +21
Rasmussen Reports10/6 - 10/6750 LV5338Isakson +15
Insider Advantage9/27 - 9/27412 LV6129Isakson +32
Rasmussen Reports9/21 - 9/21500 LV5236Isakson +16
Insider Advantage9/16 - 9/16632 LV5234Isakson +18
Mason-Dixon9/13 - 9/15625 LV5233Isakson +19
SurveyUSA9/10 - 9/12599 LV5634Isakson +22
Insider Advantage8/18 - 8/18554 RV4735Isakson +12
Rasmussen Reports8/11 - 8/11500 LV5541Isakson +14
Rasmussen Reports5/20 - 5/20500 LV5730Isakson +27
Rasmussen Reports4/22 - 4/22500 LV5135Isakson +16
R2000/Daily Kos (D)**4/5 - 4/7600 LV5326Isakson +27