Final Georgia poll puts Donald Trump at 49 percent, Johnny Isakson at 52 percent

Very likely, this morning’s Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll will be the last Georgia numbers you see in the 2016 campaign – until the ones that count begin to flow in on Tuesday.

The one-day poll of 1,200 likely Georgia voters was conducted Sunday. The results:logo-all

— Republican Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson, 49 to 46 to 3 percent;

— In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson leads Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley, 52 to 41 to 3 percent.

At only two points above 50 percent, the poll gives Isakson his highest number of the general election season. Even so, a runoff – a situation in which Isakson fails to gain half the vote – is still within the margin of error.

Download the crosstabs here. Landmark’s Mark Rountree was on WGAU (1340AM) this morning with host Tim Bryant. Here’s what he said:

 

From the press release:

“The share of voters who say they will vote for a Libertarian candidate has declined over the final days of the election, with some of those voters choosing between the candidates with a realistic chance to win. Both Trump and Senator Isakson will benefit from that,” said Mark Rountree, President of Landmark Communications, Inc. “Once the remaining few undecided voters make their choice, Trump will have a shot of crossing the 50% mark in Georgia, and barring major last minute changes, Senator Isakson should win without a runoff.”

 

“Self described independent voters in Georgia have been volatile, but appear to be moving toward Trump in the closing days of the election,” said John Garst, President of Rosetta Stone Communications.  “Independent voters are giving Trump 50% of their vote, with 38% to Hillary Clinton.”

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Debbie Dooley, the Gwinnett County tea partyer and Donald Trump advocate, gives a lukewarm nod to Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate race this morning. But we’ll bet he’ll take it:

I disagree with Sen. Isakson on some issues as many of you do and I am not exactly thrilled that he is our only real choice, but he is. Sen. Isakson criticized Donald Trump for some of his statements, but he never at one time said he wouldn’t vote for Trump. I am confident that he will fight to confirm Justices nominated by Trump… At this point, that is what matters…He will also vote with us on 80% of the issues we care about like repealing ObamaCare..

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NBC reports that former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich is being considered for secretary of state in a Donald Trump administration. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, would be Trump’s chief of staff. And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be left in the cold.

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Democrat Jim Barksdale and former first lady Rosalynn Carter/Special

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Democrat Jim Barksdale might be thinking one out of two ain’t bad.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter backed his U.S. Senate bid on Sunday, one of a handful of high-profile Georgia Democrats who have endorsed his campaign. But former President Jimmy Carter has stayed silent on the race, apparently sitting this round out.

“Jim’s a man of integrity who cares deeply for his community, Georgia, and the United States of America,” said Mrs. Carter. “Most importantly, he has a profound sense of personal responsibility to build a better world for the next generation.”

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Until this weekend, only a handful of newspapers had publicly backed Donald Trump’s campaign – including the National Enquirer and the official organ of the Ku Klux Klan. They have some backup now after the Augusta-based Morris Communications – which owns newspapers in Athens, Augusta, Jacksonville and Savannah (and Alaska) – endorsed the Republican. From a letter by Will Morris IV, the company’s chief executive:

Many newspapers throughout the country have chosen not to make endorsements this year due to the mercurial candidates. I believe that it is a mistake, and it is our responsibility to have the courage to voice an opinion and to lead civil discourse.

Apparently, each newspaper’s editorial board was responsible for making its own case. From the Florida Times-Union:

America needs a major shake-up. There is only one presidential candidate with the will and ability to do it.

 

Donald Trump, despite all of his faults, is best suited to blow up the inbred corruption of the Washington-New York elites.

 

While this is anything but a comfortable call, it is in keeping with the Times-Union’s center-right tradition and with the conservative Republican philosophy of our family ownership.

 

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114 comments
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

Who knew there was an abundance of trailer parks in Georgia?

Howard Hulsebus
Howard Hulsebus

Aww I bet it breaks your heart, look at the positive side you won't have to bow to the viper queen!

Brian Gary
Brian Gary

Trump has been ahead the entire time. The AJC is the worst piece of liberal propaganda in the state.

Steve Herring
Steve Herring

This is the liberal AJC's way of telling liberal communist baby killers to make sure they vote tomorrow.

David Williamson
David Williamson

As we hit the polls today to set in motion Americas future think of what we've experienced and been through the last eight years. Do we want to continue with this. If your leaning towards Hillary you should know it's only going to get worse. Not only does she play both ends of the fiddle by approving abortion at a later trimester then saying need to take away guns to prevent toddler deaths she also encouraged the Muslim population to spread here and take control of many middle class business and support for in God we trust to be removed from currency but insists she's not bias about religion. USA was founded and growed upon Christianity that's why our pledge of allegiance says under one God. It's not an issue of being the First Lady president its who's going to take care of Americans best interests. It's not Hillary!!!! Do you enjoy Obama care? If elected it's staying in place. Along with the other nightmares Obama has created. She has proven to do things to risk the safety of our nation but some how gets out of trouble. Funny how everyone who has tried to expose her as mysteriously died. Look at the FBI agent found dead this morning. For God sake don't vote Hillary. May God bless the people of this country.

John Davis
John Davis

ISLAM and MADNESS be-like..POOP and STINK.. Hard to separate..://shoebat.com/2016/09/16/muslims-attack-christian-area-slaughter-the-pastors-and-butcher-the-christians-they-then-tell-them-we-will-kill-the-christians-we-will-bomb-your-churches-and-kill-every-christian-in-the-city/

Will Jones
Will Jones

Electoral College members all have street addresses and shall vote with the sovereign People's landslide for God's candidate, the Harbinger of the Apocalypse, Donald Trump, that the JFK-assassinating, 9/11-committing Beast of (((Gog))) and Babylon now upon America, Isaiah's actual "New Israel," be cast down. HIllary is Satan's alone and God is watching and judging each of us.

John West
John West

Vote blue to show trump he is not like because of his friends in Russia who will one day try to invade isreal

Liz Dadin
Liz Dadin

I find Most Hillary Supporters doesn't like to do any research.

Liz Dadin
Liz Dadin

Wasn't Trump who sold minerals to Russia. Reserch it.

Marty Middleton
Marty Middleton

Hillary will not get Georgia and w will matter as opposed to a post you made earlier! Voting Red matters for those voting red!

Andrea Hughes
Andrea Hughes

So glad that GA doesn't decide the election or we would all be screwed! There seems to be a whole bunch of uneducated people living in the state. Just the kind of people that Trump loves. Thank God you are the minority in this country!

Ellen Davidson
Ellen Davidson

You ma'am are the epitome of uneducated - just plain dumb. You sure live in a nice house I guess it's easy to be wealthy and spit on the less fortunate, yes you are Hillary shill. Today we take back America from the elites like you.

Nancy Medlock
Nancy Medlock

I live in GA, have a Masters Degree, RN & I have already voted for Hillary as have many of my educated friends. Many people in GA feel the same as I do. If she doesn't win here, she has done so much to turn GA blue. Let's be nice to each other & not make assumptions.

Paul Gibson
Paul Gibson

Here are uneducated remarks again. Most likely flowing like water over a water fall. Everyone in my family has much more than a High School education. About as tired of this foolish remarks as I am the hate speech from both sides.

Phil Woodhall
Phil Woodhall

All this means is that 49 per cent of Georgians are not qualified to make decisions involving fifth grade reasoning.

Nancy Medlock
Nancy Medlock

Not fair! I'm a true blue Dem & always have been. And I have already voted for my First Lady!

Andrea Hughes
Andrea Hughes

If this is true I will be leaving GA! I can not live in a state with a majority of racists! This is voting party over anything else! That is not ok!

Andrea Hughes
Andrea Hughes

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Andrea Hughes
Andrea Hughes

Charlotte Seabolt-Corbin \U0001f4aa\U0001f3fc\U0001f4aa\U0001f3fc

Eric Crouch
Eric Crouch

Ever notice how easily the term 'racists' or 'racist' is thrown around?

Shawna Macy
Shawna Macy

Light it up Red Georgia \U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Willie Weatherspoon
Willie Weatherspoon

Let's go Ga. Turn it Blue. Think carefully b4 you vote. This election is too important to sit out. Hillary will protect and improve programs Trump and the Republicans are out to cut or end: SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, MARRIAGE EQUALITY, WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE, OBAMA CARE, ROE VS WADE, FOOD STAMP PROGRAMS just a few. Let's reject Trump who is a dangerous criminal with ties to Russia and white hate groups. Vote for the best of America. We have a responsibility to protect the sovereignty and security of the country. We can't live safely in Trump's America.,we don't want participate in anymore needless wars, . Vote against the bankrupting of the country, and an attempt to reverse 50 years of progress. vote republicans obstructionists out. Vote for hope and unity,and growth for America.

Neil Mutchler Ibarra
Neil Mutchler Ibarra

Duhhh, what mentally sane person with half a brain and a heartbeat wouldn't

Peg Ross
Peg Ross

VOTE FOR TRUMP! CHECK YOUR OBAMA CARE RATES BEFORE YOU VOTE GOING THRU THE ROOF A PERSON MAKING $40K PER YEAR PAYING $1300 PER MONTH YOURS COULD BE MUCH HIGHER! ONCE MINIMUM WAGE IS RAISED TO $15 PER HOUR, KISS IT GOOD BYE WITH OBAMA CARE! 20 MILLION PEOPLE WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THEIR OBAMA CARE RATES SOME MORE THAN OTHERS! JUST SEEN ON THE FOX NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT A DISABLED MAN’S PREMIUM WENT FROM $230 PER MONTH TO $750 PER MONTH AND HE CAN ONLY WORK PART TIME. HE LIVES IN NY.

Peg Ross
Peg Ross

COAL MINERS OUT OF WORK WITHOUT AN ALTERNATIVE AND ARE CARS ARE NOW BEING MADE SOMEWHERE ELSE

Tom Alfred
Tom Alfred

Not too many horse and buggies around anymore either (nor polaroid film or analog TV sets). Some update their skills to keep with markets and demand. Not the other way around.

Peg Ross
Peg Ross

Why Lie if you have Nothing to Hide? Why Bleach Bit your Private Server and Smash your Blackberry with a Hammer? Why give Immunity to several people involved in the Hillary Clinton Investigation? And Why did Several people Plead the 5th? 5 Foreign Governments accessed Hillary’s Private Server putting our country at risk. FBI said Hillary was Grossly Negligent and Careless and could not Recall 39 times. Is she smart enough to be President? Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch Head of Justice Department on her plane while going to golf, during Hillary’s private server investigation, sounds corrupt to me! Do you want someone who’s campaign ruined Bernie Sanders chances of winning?

Peg Ross
Peg Ross

VOTE FOR TRUMP! CHECK YOUR OBAMA CARE RATES BEFORE YOU VOTE GOING THRU THE ROOF A PERSON MAKING $40K PER YEAR PAYING $1300 PER MONTH YOURS COULD BE MUCH HIGHER! ONCE MINIMUM WAGE IS RAISED TO $15 PER HOUR, KISS IT GOOD BYE WITH OBAMA CARE! 20 MILLION PEOPLE WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THEIR OBAMA CARE RATES SOME MORE THAN OTHERS! JUST SEEN ON THE FOX NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT A DISABLED MAN’S PREMIUM WENT FROM $230 PER MONTH TO $750 PER MONTH AND HE CAN ONLY WORK PART TIME. HE LIVES IN NY.

Kenny Wiggins
Kenny Wiggins

People of Ga please do not vote for Johnny Boy, all veterans should check his voting record along with David Perdue

Allison Cumbee Haskell
Allison Cumbee Haskell

Hope so hope NC, New Hamphire, Nevada, Iowa Go Trump! please I pray not another 4 years of what we have had.. And really Beyoncé gets up there and says Vote Hillary, she wants her daughter see a woman as President. That's only reason she is voting for Hilliary. Another stupid statement from Beyonce not because of improving our country but being a woman.. Ugggg go trump

Darlene Brooks
Darlene Brooks

Beyonce and jayz were paid 60 million $$$$$$ to do her crap act by jhlliary

Larry Walker
Larry Walker

Dishonesty gets people killed. Vote Trump.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Bwahaahhaaaaa!! Riiiiiggggghhhhhttt. \U0001f602\U0001f644 That's not what REPUTABLE polls are saying. #LoveTheColorPurple

Mary Henderson
Mary Henderson

Vote Trump Pence 2016 to save USA from corruption

Roberta Cromlish
Roberta Cromlish

Barbara Johnson, you must feel so proud to vote for murdering babies right up to the last moments to full term.

Barbara Lattman Johnson
Barbara Lattman Johnson

Roberta Cromlish that is an incorrect statement and not exactly what Hillary said. At 9 months babies are not aborted.

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith

Hillary is a liar a thief most of all a murderer

Charles Hembree
Charles Hembree

I wouldn't buy a Ajc even if was the last newspaper. Vote for Trump

Buck Monterey
Buck Monterey

Awe isnt that cute, finally showing the real poll numbers...lol thought GA was purple

Buck Monterey
Buck Monterey

Just like the Govenors race a few years back was a dead heat; right Sammyboy? Lmao at these gullible liberals...

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Those aren't the real numbers. Those are the "passify The Stupids" numbers.