Georgia is a red state.
And yet somehow, a poll by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling shows that if Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016, it’s a place where she’d be competitive in a general election. Even against Newt Gingrich, who calls Georgia home.
She has a 49/44 favorability rating in the state and would lead Marco Rubio (49/46) and Paul Ryan (50/45) in hypothetical match ups. She would lead by an even wider margin against Newt Gingrich (51/44). Gingrich is unpopular in his home state with only 39% of voters rating him favorably to 50% with a negative opinion.
It may not be a real surprise to Gingrich. In December, he said if Clinton were to run in 2016, Republicans would be “incapable of competing.”