Poll Shows Roy Moore With Big Lead In Alabama Senate Primary
A new poll shows former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore leading several prospective candidates in the 2020 Republican Alabama Senate primary.
The poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy Inc. released Tuesday shows Moore leading a crowded field with 27% of the vote, followed by Rep. Mo Brooks at 18%, Rep. Bradley Byrne at 13% and Rep. Gary Palmer at 11%.
The poll surveyed 625 registered Alabama voters from April 9-11, and has a margin of error of 4%.
So far, the only candidates to declare their intentions to run for the seat currently occupied by Democratic Sen. Doug Jones are Byrne and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville. (RELATED: Former Auburn Football Coach Tommy Tuberville Is Running For Senate)
Moore lost to Jones in a 2017 special election after several women accused him of sexually abusing them as minors. Moore still has never conceded his election loss and refuses to close the door on his political career.
The congressman said earlier this year that he is “seriously considering” another run for the seat in 2020. (RELATED: Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne Announces Campaign For US Senate)
“Well, I’m seriously considering it. I think that it was stolen, and I think that’s been pronounced in the national newspapers,” Moore said during an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Radio Network in January.
Moore was likely referring to a disinformation campaign by Democratic operatives that allegedly used social media to target Moore in the 2017 election. The false flag operation allegedly created Russian bots to follow Moore on social media. Democratic billionaire donor Reid Hoffman admitted to and apologized for his role in funding the operation, and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall opened an investigation into the operation late last year, which is still on-going.
A poll released last month from the conservative Club for Growth showed Moore trailing Brooks by roughly 20 points in a one-on-one match-up.