By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new survey conducted by the Alabama Farmers Federation shows a tighter race between former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in the race for U.S. Senate.
The poll, which surveyed 607 likely Republican voters via live calls, showed Sessions leading the field with 35% of respondents saying they would vote for him if the election was held today. Close behind was Tuberville with 31% and Congressman Bradley Byrne was third with 12%.
With the survey’s margin of error at +/-3.97%, that would put Sessions and Tuberville in a statistical dead heat for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Earlier this year, the Federation endorsed Tuberville and has been supporting his candidacy in the race. External Affairs Director Matthew Durdin said the poll shows Tuberville maintains momentum despite Sessions’ late bid to reclaim his Senate seat.
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Quick #ALSen Polling Recap
-Last week: Tight race
-This morning: Sessions is running away with it
-4 hours later: Two man race
Reality: This is a volatile primary in which hardly any money has been spent and three candidates have universal name ID. Long way to go to March 3rd.
— Seth Morrow (@ssmorrow26) December 10, 2019