In a new poll regarding the District 11 U.S. House candidates in the May 20 primary election, Bob Barr leads the six Republicans running for the seat being vacated by incumbent Phil Gingrey, who is running for U.S. Senate. The district includes Vinings and parts of Buckhead and Sandy Springs.
The poll, conducted by phone interviews March 10 and 11 by Alexandria, Va.-based McLaughlin and Associates, included 300 likely Republican primary election voters in the district. It was ordered and paid for by candidate Ed Lindsey's campaign. The results were as follows: undecided: 41 percent, Barr: 25 percent, Lindsey: 15 percent, Barry Loudermilk: 13 percent, Tricia Pridemore: 4 percent and other (including candidates Allan Levene and Larry Mrozinski): 2 percent.
In opinion ratings, 38 percent listed Barr as favorable, followed by Loudermilk (26 percent), Lindsey (21 percent) and Pridemore (9 percent). Barr also led the way in unfavorable ratings with 25 percent, followed by Loudermilk and Pridemore (6 percent each) and Lindsey (2 percent). Among those residents having no opinion of or having never heard of some candidates, Pridemore led with 85 percent followed by Lindsey (77 percent), Loudermilk (68 percent) and Barr (37 percent).
The poll has an accuracy of plus or minus 5.7 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval.
To view the poll’s full results, visit http://bit.ly/1h2KA2B.