Poll says Handel leads Deal by 9 points

According to a poll conducted by Landmark Communications Inc. Karen Handel has taken a nine-point over Nathan Deal with the Republican primary runoff election August 10.

Battling for the chance to face Democrat Roy Barnes in the November gubernatorial race is Handel a former Georgia secretary of state and Deal a former U.S. congressman.

The poll has 45.8 percent of those polled favoring Handel and 37.1 favoring Deal. The poll says 17.1 percent are still undecided.