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.