By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News
A new internal poll from the Jessica Taylor campaign shows the Prattville businesswoman gaining ground in the race for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District and potentially competitive to earn her way into a runoff.
According to the survey from Osage Research conducted on behalf of the Taylor campaign, Taylor polled at 13% support among the GOP electorate, behind frontrunner Jeff Coleman at 36% and Troy King at 18%. That’s eight points better for Taylor than the last publicly available poll that showed her with only 5% support.
In a polling memo provided to the media, Osage described Taylor as “well poised to gain a runoff birth” given her position as five points behind the second place candidate just as her television advertising was increasing.
“Our campaign is fired up about these results and we look forward to driving home her conservative message in the final weeks of this campaign,” said campaign manager Bryan Hood.
According to the survey, frontrunner Jeff Coleman continues to lead by double digits, but was closer to the other candidates than in previous polls. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote in the March 3rd primary election, the race goes to a runoff between the top two vote getters four weeks later.
The survey was conducted on Feb. 3-4 on 400 likely primary voters in AL-02 with a margin of error of ±4.9%. According to Osgage, respondents were contacted via interactive voice response on February 3-4, 2020. The study has a sample size of 400 likely primary voters in AL-02 with a margin of error of ±4.9%. See the full polling memo HERE: Osage Polling Memo.