Republican U.S. Senate candidates respond to new poll

ALABAMA (WHNT) — News 19, in conjunction with Emerson College and The Hill, conducted a statewide survey of voters ahead of Alabama’s primary election. The top three candidates in the GOP race for the US Senate, Katie Britt, Mike Durant and Rep. Mo Brooks, vote within eight points of each other.

Shelby’s former assistant Britt is the highest poll at 32%. She has a six-point lead over her closest opponent, US Army veteran and businessman Mike Durant, who votes 26%.

Over the past two months, Durant has slipped from race leader to second, a loss of seven points. Despite falling in the polls, Durant said he was optimistic heading into Election Day.

“We feel good where we are,” Durant said. “The only results that will matter will be next Tuesday night, and we are looking forward to it. We are very confident that we will do well.

Durant is closely followed by Brooks who votes at 25%. Brooks has seen a 13-point increase since March.

In a statement Wednesday, Brooks’ campaign noted the candidate’s recent gains.

“It’s clear that Mo Brooks is heading into primary day. That same poll had Mo at 12% a month ago, showing a change of 13 points in one month. It’s unheard of, but it shows that when people find out about Mo’s conservative record, they overwhelmingly want to support him. Alabamians also understand that the polls are never in favor of true conservatives like Mo. That polling group was way off in Pennsylvania, and Election Day is going to show us in a very strong position to win this race. The base of our great state feels what we feel and sees the amazing MOmentum we have. The back-to-school season has started. »

Will Hampson, spokesperson for the Brooks campaign

14% of Alabama voters remain undecided in the upcoming primary election. Of the undecided, 39% said they were leaning towards Britt, 27% said Brooks and 18% said Durant.

Britt said she intends to keep the momentum going until election day.

“We are working tirelessly on the campaign trail, traveling to every corner of our state to visit hard-working Alabamians, listen to their opportunities and challenges, answer questions, and share our conservative message. It’s clear from our growing momentum that Alabamians know I’m the best candidate to uphold our conservative Christian values, fight for the America First agenda, and preserve the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children. I will continue to work hard to win people’s votes across Alabama.

Katie Britt, US Senate candidate

Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl said he expects this U.S. Senate primary to be close.

“Hopefully turnout will be high,” Wahl said. “Looking at the results of these polls, it really confirms how important it is for everyone to get out there and vote. Races are literally decided by one or two votes sometimes, and this is one of those opportunities where every vote counts and every vote counts.

Of the 1,000 Alabama voters polled, 75% are white and 58% are over 50. Only 33% approve of President Biden’s tenure.

Alabama’s primary election will be held on May 24. If necessary, a second round is scheduled for June 21.


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