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By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Jeremy Redmon

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Republicans lead in Georgia's top statewide races going into Tuesday's elections, but three contests could be headed toward runoffs, a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Newspaper Partnership shows.

In the race for governor, Republican Nathan Deal leads Democrat Roy Barnes 47 percent to 40 percent, with Libertarian John Monds getting the support of 6 percent. Seven percent are undecided, according to the poll conducted Tuesday through Thursday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc.

In the race that has turned brutal and attracted the overwhelming attention of the media and the voting public, a runoff is possible but not a sure thing, said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon.

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