It looks like Georgia is a safe bet to go into the "red" column for Mitt Romney next Tuesday.
A SurveyUSA poll of 574 likely and actual Georgia voters gives Romney an 8-point lead here over President Barack Obama.
The poll says a majority of voters, 52 percent, plan to vote for Romney or have already voted. 44 percent back the president. Two percent back other candidates and 2 percent are undecided.
The poll was conducted for our sister station WXIA in Atlanta. Its margin of error is 4.2 percentage points.
Some of the other findings:
- Romney leads among both men and women voters;
- Voters under 35 backed Obama, 48 percent to 43 percent; Romney leads among other age groups.
- Whites favor Romney, 72 to 24 percent; blacks favor the president, 88 to 9 percent.
- Romney also leads among independent voters, 52 to 36 percent.
- The president leads among Atlanta-area voters, 57 to 39 percent; Romney leads in other parts of the state.
John McCain won Georgia by 5 points in 2008.