New poll shows Tuberville leading Jones by 17 points

New poll shows Tuberville leading Jones by 17 points

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – With three months to go before votes are cast in November, a new Morning Consult poll shows Republican Tommy Tuberville leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in the race for U.S. Senate.

The survey showed Tuberville leading Jones 52% to 35%, with 4% saying they would vote for someone else and 9% saying they were unsure or had no option.

Morning Consult Senate Ballot Test

Doug JonesTommy TubervilleSomeone ElseDK/NO
Overall35%52%4%9%
Democrat95%1%3%1%
Independent27%34%15%23%
Republican4%87%2%8%

The poll also showed President Donald Trump holds a 22 point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden among Alabama voters. Trump was the choice of 58% of state voters, while 36% chose Biden and 7% said they didn’t know or would choose someone else.

Morning Consult Presidential Ballot Test (Alabama voters)

Joe BidenDonald TrumpSomeone ElseDK/NO
Overall36%58%3%4%
Democrat97%1%1%0%
Independent35%37%12%17%
Republican2%96%1%1%

Morning Consult is an international data collection company whose political polling is highly regarded nationally. According to Communications Director Mark McDevitt, the company conducts more than 4,400 interviews with likely voters in the United States each day.

This Alabama poll surveyed 650 likely voters from July 24 to Aug. 2 and carries a margin for error of +/- 4%.

Tuberville and Jones face each other on the ballot for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Nov. 3.