OK, so I know Ras is not the most reliable of pollsters, even after the namesake left. But this is still good news in this supposedly solid Republican state.
Rasmussen is showing Jason Carter (grandson of Jimmy Carter) up by 7 over current Gov. Nathan Deal. Honestly I didn't think Jason had a snowball's chance in a Georgia summer when he started, but he's clearly got a fighting chance.
He has done this, as Dems in conservative states tend to do, by tacking a bit more to the right than this Kossack likes. But after so many years of Republican rule in this state, the infrastructure is a shambles, people in K-12 and higher education have been beaten down, and WE NEED RELIEF! Time and time again the Deal administration, like Perdue's before it, favor the wealthy in Georgia, neglect the poor, and scoff at supporting our health care, education, and transportation infrastructure.
Deal continues to defy common sense and refuses ACA funds to expand Medicaid, even though this will directly result in rural hospitals closing down. Yes his ego is so big that he will allow people to die, rather than accept funds from a Dem-sponsored program. He even supported legislation stripping the Governor's office of the power to unilaterally expand Medicaid - instead requiring the Republican-dominated legislature to do so. It's that crazy down here.
So please, cross your fingers and toes, get your friends and family in Georgia to VOTE!
And if you can find it in yourself to chip in a few bucks, please help Jason out - millions of Georgians need relief from the Republican machine. A Dem Governor in Georgia would go a long way to finally bringing change to the state, and it would help continue our inexorable surge toward turning Georgia blue!