Poll: Deal Holds 7-Point Lead Over Barnes

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ATLANTA (AP) -- A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a 7-point lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in Georgia's gubernatorial race heading into Tuesday's general election.

The poll shows Deal, a former congressman, with 47 percent of the vote compared with 40 percent for Barnes, the one-time governor trying to win his old job back.

Libertarian John Monds pulled 6 percent of the vote, according to the poll by Mason Dixon Polling and Research Inc. Seven percent of voters were undecided.

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C., interviewed 625 random likely Georgia voters by phone Oct. 26-28 for the poll that was paid for by 13 daily newspapers with readership across Georgia.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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