Straw poll taken before, after forum

by Clay Neely

Prior to the state school superintendent forum in Newnan Tuesday, each audience member was presented with a straw poll slip to fill out based on their feelings both prior to the forum and afterwards.

The names of all nine candidates were listed along with an “undecided” choice.

Prior to the forum, the initial results showed Bacallao in the lead with 35 percent of the vote, followed by “Undecided” taking 22 percent. Bell placed third with 17 percent. Buck and Woods garnered 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The remaining candidates received 0 percent.

The post-forum results showed Bell finishing on top with 48 percent of the votes cast. Jester finished second with 24 percent while Bacallao fell to third with 8 percent, along with Buck and Johnson. Dawes received the remaining 4 percent of the votes, and the remaining candidates receiving zero percent.

A total of 25 votes were cast.

“We felt that this was less than a poll and more of a focus group of activists and Republican voters,” said Coweta GOP Chairman, Brant Frost V, “Looking at these results, you can see a remarkable shift following the forum.”



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