Van Ausdal campaign posts poll results in 14th Congressional District race: An interesting release Wednesday from Democratic House hopeful Kevin Van Ausdal’s campaign. It is about a campaign-commissioned internal poll — i.e., keep a grain of salt handy — but so far at least, it hasn’t drawn a response from Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign (we asked for one and nothing on social media).
At issue isn’t so much as how Greene polls vs. Van Ausdal — she holds a lead per the poll — but it is the percentage of support for her vs. Trump or other Republicans. (As shown below, Trump was at 60 percent).
“No Republican has ever fallen below 72% in the Georgia 14th but Marjorie can’t get out of the 50s. In August, Kevin Van Ausdal polled at 40% for the first time ever for a Democrat in the district. These results mean Greene has lost Trump voters, where Kevin has picked them up and currently outperforms Vice President Joe Biden in the district,” the statement reads.
The details about the poll: 635 registered voters in the 14th District taken over five days, from Aug. 15-19. Note the dates — the Republican runoff Greene won vs. John Cowan was over Aug. 11. The poll was both landline and cell numbers with 25% Democrats and 73% Republicans and conservative Independents. Those responding were: 51% female, 49% male; 84% White, 8% Hispanic/Latino,7% Black. Ages: Mostly 30 and over (10 percent of those polled were 18 through 30).
- Donald Trump: 60%
- Joe Biden: 36%
- Undecided: 4%
- Marjorie Greene: 57%
- Kevin Van Ausdal: 40%
- Undecided: 3%
Republican House hopeful Marjorie Taylor Greene turned to Facebook on Tuesday after “Twitter suspended me today for 12 hours …” Here’s the Tweet, or what’s left of it, as it appears to have been removed:
Children should not wear masks, it’s unhealthy for their psychological, emotional, and educational growth.
Especially boys, forcing boys to wear masks is emasculating.
Masculinity isn’t toxic nor dangerous.
Dem Socialism and shut downs are. pic.twitter.com/kwGcdYHIpg
— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 8, 2020
The state Department of Public Health shows two child deaths from coronavirus, males ages 7 and 1 years old. Both were Black. Three teens have died, ages 14, 15 and 17; two boys, one girl; two white, one black. State deaths.