Poll: Competition tightening between Brooks, Britt

Poll: Competition tightening between Brooks, Britt

A new poll shows U.S. Senate candidate and current Congressman Mo Brooks with a narrow lead in the four-person GOP field. But in head-to-head competition, Katie Britt had a slight lead over Brooks.

The poll of 500 Republican primary voters taken last week by McLaughlin & Associates shows Brooks, of Huntsville, with 31.1% of the potential votes and 26.2% for Britt in a four-way race. Mike Durant, the newest candidate to enter the race, had 16.6% and Jessica Taylor 4%. 

When asked to choose between the top two candidates if the May 24 primary were today, 38.8% supported Britt, the former leader of the Business Council of Alabama and chief of staff to retiring U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, compared to 36.6% for Brooks. A full 24% remained undecided.

 

IF THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE ON TUESDAY, MAY 24TH, 2022 WERE HELD TODAY AMONG THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE?

Candidate%
Mo Brooks31.4%
Katie Britt26.2%
Mike Durant16.6%
Jessica Taylor4%
Undecided21.8%

 

NOW, AMONG A SMALLER LIST OF CANDIDATES, IF THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE ON TUESDAY, MAY 24TH, 2022 WERE HELD TODAY, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE?

Candidate%
Katie Britt38.8%
Mo Brooks36.6%
Undecided24.6%

“This race is going to be fun to watch,” said Jim McLaughlin, president of the survey and research firm which is not supporting any candidate in the race. “While Mo Brooks has a little bit of a head start, Katie Britt is nipping at his heels as more than one of five voters remain undecided. Grab your pop corn, this is going to be a good one.”

When asked their opinions of candidates, 40% said they had a favorable one of first-time candidate Britt. Ten percent said unfavorable. For Brooks, 55% had a favorable opinon, while 21.4% said unfavorable. 

The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%. It was commissioned by the Alabama Forestry Association.

See full poll results here: AL Statewide GOP 12-10-21 Topline