Public Opinion Strategies, for the Kemp Campaign, (5/29-31; 600 GA likely Republican run-off voters) found a much closer race: Cagle leading 46-45%. In the actual primary vote, Mr. Cagle placed first with 39%, followed by Mr. Kemp with 26%. Since neither came close to garnering majority support, the two were forced into the statewide run-off.
The July 24th winner will face former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who won the Democratic nomination outright in the May 22nd primary. Gov. Nathan Deal (R) is ineligible to seek a third term.