Raleigh, N.C.— Should she run, Hillary Clinton is poised to make Georgia a swing state in 2016. The former Secretary of State leads national GOP frontrunner Rand Paul by five points (48-43) and 2012 running mate Paul Ryan by three (47-44), ties Jeb Bush at 45%, and lags Chris Christie by only two (42-44). She also leads unlikely candidates Sarah Palin by 13 (51-38) and the state’s former representative Newt Gingrich by four (47-43). In every matchup except those against Bush and Christie, Clinton has more Republican support than her opponents have Democratic votes.
Georgians are still evidently mad at General William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years after he burned his way through the South. He has only a 16% favorability rating, with 28% seeing him unfavorably. 56%, however, have forgotten who he was.