Georgia - Governor

as of October 29

The Candidates

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Roy Barnes

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: March 11, 1948
  • Residence: Marietta, GA

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Nathan Deal

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: August 25, 1942
  • Residence: Gainesville, GA

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Previous Results

    Georgia Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Sonny Perdue REP 1,229,724 57.9%
    Mark Taylor DEM 811,049 38.2%
    Garrett Hayes LIB 81,412 3.8%

    U.S. President: Georgia (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 2,048,825 52.2%
    Barack Obama DEM 1,844,206 47%
    Bob Barr LIB 28,813 0.7%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 29, 2010

New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    New Cook Political Report Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      New NPR Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Oct 19, 2010

        Ga. Race Still Up In The Air

        People tell me that if this were any other year, Roy Barnes (D) beats Nathan Deal (R) and wins his old job back. But not in a year with everything going the GOP's way. I'm still keeping this as a toss-up, for now. -Ken Rudin

          Oct 1, 2010

          New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

          Lean-R (was Toss-up)

            Sep 24, 2010

            New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

            Toss-up (was Lean-R)

              Sep 1, 2010

              Deal, Barnes Go Head-To-Head In Georgia

              Incumbent Sonny Perdue (R), first elected in 2002, is term limited. For Republicans to keep the governorship in their hands, they are going to have to unite behind Nathan Deal, who quit his congressional seat to run and who barely defeated the former secretary of state, Sarah Palin-backed Karen Handel, in a primary runoff. The Democratic primary, meanwhile, was a cakewalk for Roy Barnes, who was unseated by Perdue eight years ago and who is seeking a comeback. Barnes easily disposed of state Attorney General Thurbert Baker in the primary, despite Baker's endorsement by former President Bill Clinton. -Ken Rudin

              New NPR Rating



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