Alabama just might be ready for a rematch pitting disgraced Republican Roy Moore against Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., according to The Hill.
The former state judge, Moore, leads Alabama three congressmen, ranking as GOP Senate candidate choice among 27% of Republicans polled by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy Inc.
"I'm seriously considering it," Moore said last month, per report. "I think that it [the 2017 Senate race] was stolen."
Among the leading GOP candidates, according to poll results:
- Moore 27%.
- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. – 18%.
- Rep. Bradley Byrne – 13%.
- Rep. Gary Palmer – 11%.
- State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh – 4%.
- Businessman Tim Jones – 2%.
Among the above, Rep. Byrne is the only candidate to have formally announced his intentions to run. Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville and state Auditor Jim Zeigler also have announced but they were not options in the poll, according to the report.
Moore's campaign against Sen. Jones in 2017 was subverted by allegations he harassed and pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore lost by just 22,000 votes, despite the controversy, which spread nationally.
With Sen. Jones' job approval rating at just 45% in the traditionally red state, just 40% of Alabama voters say they would vote to re-elect him, while 50% say they would vote him out, according to The Hill.
The Mason-Dixon poll surveyed 625 registered Alabama voters from April 9-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. The additional 400 Republican voters polled render a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
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