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Poll shows Carl leading Moore in AL-1 primary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – New polling conducted by Auburn University of Montgomery shows Jerry Carl leading Barry Moore in the head-to-head matchup of sitting congressmen in Alabama’s 2nd District.

The survey of GOP primary voters showed 43% plan to vote for Carl and 35% plan to vote for Moore, with 22% undecided. The two congressmen are engaged in a competitive primary as a result of the court-drawn redistricting map that placed Moore, who currently represents the 2nd District, into the 1st District, currently represented by Carl.

The AUM Poll was fielded Feb. 27. It consisted of a sample of 1,909 likely Republican voters for the March 5 primary. Respondents were surveyed via text-to-web methods and were weighted according to their age, race, gender and education. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

“Respondents certainly view Carl as the more moderate, more mainstream candidate in this race, and that perception is helping to sort voters into either his or Moore’s camp,” said David Hughes, associate professor of political science at AUM and director of the poll.

“Financial support to Ukraine, for example, is a dividing line in this race,” Hughes said.

A total of 51% of survey respondents who said that U.S. funding to Ukraine was “about the right amount” supported Carl compared to only 25% who supported Moore.

Both men have campaigned on their support for former president and current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

A total of 52% of Republican respondents with a “very unfavorable” opinion of Trump expressed support for Carl compared to only 25% for Moore

See the full results of the AUM poll HERE.

This story will be updated. 


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