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Nunn Leads All GOP Challengers in Ga. Senate Race

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 08:09 AM

By Elliot Jager

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Michelle Nunn is leading in head-to-head match-ups against all her possible GOP opponents for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

According to Politico, she narrowly leads tea party favorite Rep. Paul Broun 42 percent to 41 percent. She also comes out ahead when matched up against Rep. Phil Gingrey by 45 percent to 41 percent, and she leads Rep. Jack Kingston by a 44 percent to 42 percent margin.

Nunn, who's father Sam retired in 1997 after serving 24 years in the U.S. Senate, also leads former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel by a 44 percent to 40 percent margin, according to the survey of 640 state voters taken Jan. 24-26 by Public Policy Polling. The survey was commissioned by the liberal Americans United for Change.

Democrats are hoping Republicans will tear one another up in the primary, offering Nunn a better shot at winning the general election, Politico noted.

The publication also reported that the results of the survey could be slightly off center because an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the state were asked to give their opinions on the race. The survey also showed that there were more undecided Republicans than Democrats, The Hill also reported.

The survey also found that state voters supported raising the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour by a 54 percent to 37 percent margin.

Like her father, Michelle Nunn sees herself as a centrist Democrat, according to The New York Times. In her campaign, she promises if elected to introduce legislation that would bar members of congress for life from becoming lobbyists after they leave office, The Atlanta Journal also reported.

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