Three of Georgia’s heavyweights in political science academia have offered thoughts on the 2014 Senate race.

In Business Insider, Professor Alan Abramowitz from Emory University, says that the pace of the much-ballyhooed demographic changes in Georgia’s electorate may not catch up to Republicans this year.

“We know, based on what the Census tells us, that the demographic makeup is changing in Georgia. Politically, this means that there is a gradually changing electorate [towards a more liberal balance,] but it is lagging a few years behind the general voting population,” Abramowitz said.

“By 2020, or even 2016, Georgia will emerge as a swing state,” he said. “Unfortunately for someone like Michelle Nunn, I think she has the right idea, but is just a few years too early.” 

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