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Either Casey Cagle is polling - or one of his top rivals is

Either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is polling, or some rival candidate considers him the man to beat in the 2018 race for governor. Over the weekend, a loyal reader sent a rough transcript of the lengthy, live cell-phone questionnaire from a pollster. Among the questions:

-- If the candidates were David Perdue and Casey Cagle, who would you vote for?

-- Do you approve/disapprove of the job Cagle is doing?

-- What do you like most about Cagle?

-- What do you dislike most about Cagle?

-- Do you consider Cagle a liberal, moderate or conservative?

-- All things equal, would you prefer a governor who is new to politics and brings a fresh approach, or someone with a track record in government and list of accomplishments?

-- Would you prefer a governor who would continue Nathan Deal's policies or change them?

-- Would you prefer someone who speaks out against the establishment, or someone who works quietly to get things done?

-- Would you be more or less likely to vote for Cagle if you knew he endorsed Trump?


Former Georgia Trump campaign manager Brandon Philips had this to add:

Insider's note: This item was ripped from the Morning Jolt.

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.