In their first televised debate last night Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates faced a group of students. While answering mostly questions about education Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes continued their attacks on each other.
Georgia's next governor will have to pick up where Sonny Perdue leaves off in water war negotiations. But according to a poll, voters aren't much considering water resources in their decisions in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The poll says, just 1% of Georgia voters are considering water issues as a voting priority for November.
Both candidates said that solving education, transportation and water problems were critical to luring new jobs. They spoke to about 300 economic development officials meeting for their annual conference in Savannah.
A new poll out shows that Nathan Deal is leading Roy Barnes in the race for Governor, despite recent revelation of Deal’s financial troubles. The numbers also show that a runoff is possible in the race.The new Rasmussen Poll shows Nathan Deal with 45 percent and Roy Barnes with 39 percent of support from likely voters.
On Tuesday Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal released his education platform. The move comes after Democratic opponent Roy Barnes last week promised salary increases for teachers, smaller class sizes and a ban on furloughs.