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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

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


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

Birmingham Market

Tommy Tuberville38
John Merrill18
Roy Moore12
Bradley Byrne8
Arnold Mooney1

Huntsville Market

Tommy Tuberville36
Roy Moore18
Bradley Byrne11
John Merrill12
Arnold Mooney3

Montgomery Market

Tommy Tuberville37
Roy Moore20
John Merrill16
Bradley Byrne12
Arnold Mooney2

Mobile Market

Bradley Byrne62
Tommy Tuberville12
Roy Moore4
John Merrill1
Arnold Mooney1



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