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Political Leadership Among Republican politicians, Georgians trust Nathan Deal (16.7%), Casey Cagle (13.8%) and Saxby Chambliss (13.2%) the most. Those that declare themselves as Liberal trust Cagle (13.9%), Deal (13.1%) and Chambliss (12.9%). Those that declare themselves as Moderate trust Cagle (21.1%), Deal (12.3%) and Isakson (11.8%). Those that declare themselves as Conservative trust Deal (20.1%), Chambliss (15.4%) and Cagle (12.6%). Deal is the most trusted Republican politician among both women (15.5%) and men (18.4%).

Most Trusted Republican‌

50

40.2 40

30

20

16.7 13.8

13.2 9.9 10

0

6.1

Nathan Deal

Johnny Isakson

Saxby Chambliss

Jack Kingston

Casey Cagle

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

25 Liberal

21.1

20.1 20

Moderate 15.4

15

13.1

12.3

10

11.8

13.9

12.9

Conservative 12.6

11.1 9.5

8.3

5

0

Nathan Deal

Johnny Iskason

Saxby Chambliss

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Casey Cagle


Most Trusted Republican… Women 20

18.4

Men 15.9

15.5

14.7

15

12.7

11.9

11.2

10 7.2 5

0

Nathan Deal

Johnny Iskason

Saxby Chambliss

Casey Cagle

Among Democrat politicians, Georgians trust Roy Barnes (20.1%), John Lewis (11.9%) and Kassim Reed (9.1%) the most. Those that declare themselves as Conservative trust Barnes (23.5%); Reed (9.4%) and Lewis (5.9%). Those that declare themselves as Moderate trust Barnes (22.8%), Lewis (21.2%) and Reed (8.9%). Those that declare themselves as Liberal trust Lewis (20.1%), Jason Carter (19.0%) and Barnes (13.4%). Barnes is the most trusted Democrat politician among women (23.1%) and Lewis among men (16.4%).

Most Trusted Democrat… 50

45.9

40

30 20.1

20 11.9 10

0

8.2

9.1 4.8

Jason Carter

Kassim Reed

Michele Nunn

John Lewis

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Roy Did Not Know/ Barnes Did Not Respond


Most Trusted Democrat… 23.5 22.8

25

20

21.2 20.1

19

Liberal Moderate Conservative

15

10

13.4

8.6

8.9

9.4

7 3.8

5

0

5.9

Jason Carter

Kassim Reed

John Lewis

Roy Barnes

Most Trusted Democrat… Women 25

23.1

Men

20 16.4

15.8

15 10.5 10

8.5

8.8 7.7

7.2

5

0

Jason Carter

Kassim Reed

John Lewis

Roy Barnes

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Georgians trust Democrats (40.2%) and Republicans (36.9%) to lead the state over the next four years. Women trust Democrats (45.9%) while men trust Republicans (40.6%). African-Americans trust Democrats (77.9%) and whites trust Republicans (51.1%).

Party to Lead State Next Four Years… 50 40.2 40

36.9

30

20

15.2 7.6

10

0

Republican

Democrat

Other Party

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Party to Lead State Next Four Years… Women 50

45.9

Men

40.6 40 34.3

32.2

30 20.7 20 11.3 8.5

10

0

Republican

Democrat

Other Party

6.4

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

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Party to Lead State Next Four Years… 77.9

80

White 70 African-American 60 51.1

Hispanic

50 39.7

40 30.4 30

29.9 24.6 15.9

20 9.3

10 0

5.9 Republican

Democrat

Other Party

Most (50.4%) of Georgians hold the executive and legislative branches of government in Washington, D.C. responsible for the recent federal shutdown (Oct. 1-16, 2013). Next, they hold responsible the President (20.6%); U.S. Senate (16%); U.S. House (13.0%). Whites consider the president to be responsible for the federal shutdown (29.0%), with just 1.8% of African-Americans feeling the same way.

Responsible for Federal Shutdown…

60

76.5

80

50.4 50

White 70

51.4 44.5

60

40

50

30

40

16

20

30

13

20

10 0

10 0

President

33.2

29

20.6

U.S. Senate

U.S. House

All

20.5

18.4 9.4 1.8 President

5.1

U.S. Senate

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10.2

U.S. House

All

AfricanAmerican Hispanic


GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

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