Tuberville increases lead in new internal poll

Tuberville increases lead in new internal poll

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new internal poll from the Tommy Tuberville campaign shows the former Auburn football coach growing his lead in the U.S. Senate race.

A new survey from Erik Iverson’s Moore Information Group shows Tuberville capturing 33% of the vote among likely Republican voters. Congressman Bradley Byrne was next with 17%, former Chief Justice Roy Moore was at 15% and Secretary of State John Merrill registered 13% in the ballot test.

The survey was conducted August 11-13 among 400 likely Republican voters contacted via land lines and cell phones, according to Iverson. The margin of error is +/-5%.

A previous poll taken in June by the same group with the same methodology showed Tuberville winning 23%, indicating his lead has grown by 10 percentage points. Byrne’s share has grown by 1%, Merrill’s has grown by 6%, and Moore’s has fallen by 3%, according to the poll. State Rep. Arnold Mooney’s share of the vote fell from 2% to 1%.

A significant factor in Tuberville’s lead is his name recognition among voters. As much as 87% of the Republican electorate is aware of the former coach, while Byrne and Merrill are known by 56% and 54%, respectively.

Below are the full survey results.

Statewide Ballot Test

Choice%
Tommy Tuberville33
Bradley Byrne17
Roy Moore15
John Merrill13
Arnold Mooney1
None6
Don't know17

Favorability

CandidateFavorableUnfavorable
Donald Trump8811
Tommy Tuberville5412
Roy Moore3156
Bradley Byrne317
John Merrill295
Arnold MooneyN/AN/A

Birmingham Market

Choice%
Tommy Tuberville38
John Merrill18
Roy Moore12
Bradley Byrne8
Arnold Mooney1

Huntsville Market

Choice%
Tommy Tuberville36
Roy Moore18
Bradley Byrne11
John Merrill12
Arnold Mooney3

Montgomery Market

Choice%
Tommy Tuberville37
Roy Moore20
John Merrill16
Bradley Byrne12
Arnold Mooney2

Mobile Market

Choice%
Bradley Byrne62
Tommy Tuberville12
Roy Moore4
John Merrill1
Arnold Mooney1