Poll: Britt’s lead grows after Trump endorsement

Poll: Britt’s lead grows after Trump endorsement

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new poll shows Katie Britt with a growing lead over Congressman Mo Brooks just days out from the GOP runoff for U.S. Senate.

The survey, taken by McLaughlin and Associates on behalf of the Alabama Forestry Association, shows Britt as the choice of 58.4% of likely Republican voters compared to 32.6% for Brooks. Nine percent remain undecided.

That’s an almost four point gain for Britt and four point slide for Brooks since the same poll was taken a week earlier.

IF THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 21ST WERE HELD TODAY AMONG THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE? 

CandidateJune 16June 9
Katie Britt58.4%54.6%
Mo Brooks32.6%36.4%
Undecided9%9%

The poll was taken June 13-16 after former President Donald Trump endorsed Britt in the race. Asked which candidate they thought was endorsed by Trump, 66.2% said Britt while 10.4% said Brooks and 23.4% didn’t know.

Trump had previously endorsed Brooks in the race, but rescinded his support in March after polls showed the Huntsville congressman’s lead slipping significantly. Likewise, Trump endorsed Britt within hours of a previous McLaughlin/Forestry poll that showed Britt surging ahead in the runoff.

The runoff election is set for Tuesday, June 21.

See the full poll results HERE: AL Statewide GOP Runoff Forestry 6-17-22 Topline_Release