Scott Surges to 8 Point Lead in New PollResults Reveal Backlash Against Marshall’s Big-Spending Record and Negative Ads
For Immediate Release September 30, 2010
Contact: Sam Ray 703.624.6770
Macon, GA - Small businessman and GOP State Rep. Austin Scott has surged into an 8-point lead over Democrat incumbent Jim Marshall, according to a new poll commissioned by his campaign. The poll, conducted from September 26-27 by American Viewpoint – Sen. Isakson’s pollster – shows Scott ahead of Marshall by a 46%-38% margin among the 300 likely voters surveyed. The survey has a +/- 5.7% margin of error.
Scott said, “Our team is very encouraged by these numbers. This poll shows what we’ve known all along—the voters in this district are concerned with the economy and job creation and want to put a stop to the big-spending, big-debt, job-killing agenda of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Jim Marshall. But make no mistake, we have 32 days of hard work ahead of us. These results show that our common-sense conservative message is resonating, and that voters want a check and balance on Obama’s agenda in Washington.”
Among the poll’s other encouraging findings, only 34% of voters say Marshall’s done his job well enough to deserve re-election, while a majority (53%) say it’s time to give someone new a chance.
An American Viewpoint survey from July showed Scott trailing Marshall by a 39-44% margin. Since then, Marshall has launched a misleading, negative campaign. But Scott has responded forcefully by pointing to Marshall’s real record – including his support for Obama’s failed stimulus that helped create jobs in China, not Georgia.
Campaign spokesman Sam Ray said, “These numbers show why Jim Marshall has been desperately trying to distract from his voting record and what it’s done to the economy. This poll show voters agree we must have a new direction focused on halting runaway spending, promoting private sector job growth and getting the economy back on track.”