The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s poll showed that Deal has 47 percent support in a head-to-head matchup against his likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jason Carter, who had 38 percent.
Carter campaign spokeswoman Meg Robinson said the poll shows that a majority of voters don’t support Deal. She said the results show Deal is a weak incumbent.
The poll also showed no clear front-runner in the contest to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
“It seems to me like pretty much anybody’s race with the favorability numbers being pretty similar,” pollster Seth Brohinksy, who conducted the survey, said of the Senate race.