Either Casey Cagle is polling – or one of his top rivals is

Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston.

Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston.

Either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is polling, or some rival candidate considers him the man to beat in the 2018 race for governor. Over the weekend, a loyal reader sent a rough transcript of the lengthy, live cell-phone questionnaire from a pollster. Among the questions:

— If the candidates were David Perdue and Casey Cagle, who would you vote for?

— Do you approve/disapprove of the job Cagle is doing?

— What do you like most about Cagle?

— What do you dislike most about Cagle?

— Do you consider Cagle a liberal, moderate or conservative?

— All things equal, would you prefer a governor who is new to politics and brings a fresh approach, or someone with a track record in government and list of accomplishments?

— Would you prefer a governor who would continue Nathan Deal’s policies or change them?

— Would you prefer someone who speaks out against the establishment, or someone who works quietly to get things done?

— Would you be more or less likely to vote for Cagle if you knew he endorsed Trump?

Hmmmmmm.

Former Georgia Trump campaign manager Brandon Philips had this to add:

Insider’s note: This item was ripped from the Morning Jolt.

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17 comments
Bill Morrow
Bill Morrow

well, ANYONE but a democrat.. heh, just imagine a tax and spend democrat governor in georgia..

Patricia Baker Charles
Patricia Baker Charles

Casey Cagle was sensor ed and by his own GOP! It was never revealed for just what he did but it must have been bad for them to do that to one of of their own! This week, he said while he is in office, there will never be a control on any type weapons. Really big talk for a man running for the first time for governor! We need to work to see that he is never governor!

Terry L Wagnon
Terry L Wagnon

Please no- someone please run who will make Georgia the state it should be again. Deal has destroyed our state in so many ways.

Zain Malik
Zain Malik

As a Democrat, I think Nathan Deal has done an okay, relatively inoffensive job as governor, with some moments that I truly hated him like his HOPE reform, mishandling the 2014 snow storm, and a few others. However, he has not been a complete disaster like other GOP governors such as Rick Scott, Pat McRory, and Sam Brownback. That being said, Casey Cagle is crazy and should not be the next governor.

Zain Malik
Zain Malik

And those are some of my problems with him. I don't disagree with you here.

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

How about the four million and counting paid to people the governor has illegally fired. How about the scrape metal business he sold for twice its value and is being paid $10,000.00 a month by the person who bought it as a consultant. And his daughter is being paid the same amount by the same person to clean the building on the property and she does not have a cleaning service. How about all of the appointments of family to positions. How about all the state taxpayers money he has funneled to his sons court. Just saying.

Zain Malik
Zain Malik

I'm just saying that he's not as bad as some of the worst Republican governors and that comparatively, Casey Cagle will be far worse.

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

I'm not proud that the claim to fame for Georgia is our governor is crooked and a moron but he is not as bad as others. It's said I believe with both hands tied behind his back Jason Carter would be so much better.

Steve Britt
Steve Britt

I'm voting for Casey Cagle if he runs. He was the only poll out there that was honest and if you kept up with the polling he was doing. You knew Donald J. Trump was gonna be president even before the media. He kept it honest and classy. Trustworthy like Georgian's want. Thanks Casey Cagle. Class act.

Daniel Airek
Daniel Airek

"Conservative" is quickly becoming associated with manipulative, lying, hateful, stingy, unkind, racist.... Basically just plain hateful.

Marc Hogg
Marc Hogg

GO republican. Keep Georgia growing

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

We have all had enough of the crooked Republicans. Vote blue.

Jim Houston
Jim Houston

Me need not. We have all had enough of Nathan Deal and don't want any of his negative education policy to continue in this way.