Georgia: The Unlikely New Frontier

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Barack Obama has no business winning in Georgia this year. Neither does U.S. Senate candidate Jim Martin. Yet both Democrats are within striking range in a state President Bush carried by 17 points in 2004, and where in the last six years Republicans replaced Democrats in both Senate seats, and won the governor’s office for the first time since Reconstruction. John McCain leads Barack Obama by just two points (44 – 46 percent) and Jim Martin trails incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss by just 4 points, 44 – 48 percent.