Daily News poll: Ivey remains popular, leads on early reelection ballot

Daily News poll: Ivey remains popular, leads on early reelection ballot

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new Alabama Daily News poll of Republican voters shows Gov. Kay Ivey with a high approval rating and a big lead over potential opponents in her bid for reelection in 2022.

More than 60% of Republican primary voters say they approve of the way Ivey is handling her job as governor, while 28.3% say they disapprove. In corresponding numbers, 61.5% said that things in Alabama were headed in the right direction while 25.1% say they are on the wrong track.

Voters considering themselves “Very Conservative” were most likely to approve of Ivey’s job performance at 66.8% while those considering themselves “Moderate” were most likely to disapprove at 40.8%.

In a ballot test of the race for governor with potential candidates included, Ivey carried 41.5% while no other candidate was in double digits. A full 33.9% said they remained undecided nine months out of the GOP primary scheduled for May 24, 2022.

The survey also showed the race for the Republican nomination for Alabama Supreme Court is wide open, with 12.9% saying they would vote for Greg Cook, 7.6% saying they would vote for Deborah Jones, 8.7% saying they preferred another candidate and 70.8% saying they are undecided.

The survey, commissioned by Alabama Daily News and conducted by Cygnal, took place August 17-18 among 600 likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4.0%.  Known registered voters were interviewed via live phone calls, interactive voice response and text message invitation in Cygnal’s multi-mode survey method.

 

Generally speaking, would you say things in Alabama are headed in the right direction or off on the wrong track?

Response%
Definitely the right direction16.2%
Probably the right direction45.3%
Total61.5%
Probably the wrong track13.6%
Definitely the wrong track11.5%
Total25.1%
Unsure13.4%

 

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kay Ivey is handling her job as Governor? 

Response%
Strongly approve24.2%
Somewhat approve36.2%
Total approve60.3%
Somewhat disapprove17.9%
Strongly disapprove10.4%
Total disapprove28.3%
Unsure1.3%
Neither approve or disapprove10.1%

 

If the Republican primary election for Governor were held today, and you had to make a choice, who would you vote for? 

Candidate
Kay Ivey41.5%
Tim James3.5%
Jim Zeigler8.8%
Dean Odle3.1%
Someone else9.2%
Undecided33.9%

 

If the Republican primary election for the Alabama Supreme Court were held today, and you had to make a choice, who would you vote for? 

Candidate
Greg Cook12.9%
Deborah Jones7.6%
Someone else8.7%
Undecided70.8%