New poll shows tight Senate race between Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville

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With the primary election less than a month away, pollsters are busy trying to give us their final looks at where the candidates stand with Alabama voters heading into election day.

The most talked about race in the state is the U.S. Senate race where five Republican hopefuls are battling it out in an effort to become their party’s nominee to unseat Democrat Doug Jones in November’s general election.

Among the frontrunners are former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville and Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne. The trio has cemeted themselves as the front runners over the last few months.

WT&S Consulting, an independent research company, on Thursday released their first public polling of the 2020 U.S. Senate Election, endeavoring to give a snapshot of where likely Republican primary voters currently stand.

Conducted between 2/9/2020 and 2/10/2020, the poll surveyed 1,048 self identified Republican respondents from a random stratified selection of likely primary voters across the Yellowhammer State. The survey was conducted by phone and has a Margin of Error of +/- 3.34%.

Respondents were asked, “If the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate were held today would you be more likely to vote for  Bradley Byrne, Arnold Mooney, Roy Moore, Tommy Tuberville, or Jeff Sessions?”

Their findings? The race is going to be a nail-biter between Sessions and Tuberville both with support within the margin of error.

Here’s the breakdown of responses:

CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENTAGE

Bradley Byrne

227  21.7%

Arnold Mooney 

27 2.6%

Roy Moore

71  6.8%
Tommy Tuberville 312  29.8%
Jeff Sessions 336 32.1%
Undecided 75 7.2%
POLL TOTAL 1,048 100%

Under Alabama law, should not candidate earn more than 50% of the primary vote, the contest moves to a runoff election between two candidates with the top vote totals.