(ATLANTA)—In an exclusive poll for WSB-TV Channel 2 News Atlanta, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leads among Georgia Republican voters for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.
The Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone Communications poll of 500 likely Republican voters shows that Huckabee leads with 18% of voters who say they intend to vote in next year’s Republican Presidential Preference Primary. Huckabee was the winner of the 2008 Georgia Presidential Preference Primary.
Dr. Ben Carson, a frequent commentator on Fox News, has climbed to second place among Republican voters in Georgia with 15%.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wins 13% of Georgia Republican voters, Florida Governor Bush 10%, Senator Marco Rubio 10% and Senator Ted Cruz 9%. All other candidates polled were in single digits.
“Governor Huckabee continues to receive goodwill from Georgia Republicans, many of whom voted for him in 2008,” said Mark Rountree, President of Landmark Communications, Inc.
“In addition to winning Georgia in 2008, Mike Huckabee has campaigned in the Peach State multiple times, including twice for Governor Nathan Deal. This would make him the candidate with the most exposure to Republican primary voters,” said John Garst, President of Rosetta Stone Communications.
Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications jointly conducted the poll from May 12-13 of 500 likely Georgia Republican Presidential Preference Primary voters. The margin of error for the survey is 4.3%.
Crosstabs of the poll can be found here: Georgia Presidential Primary Poll