Public Policy Polling says if Republican Bradley Byrne met Democrat Artur Davis in a general election race right now, Byrne would lead 48%-32%.
The North Carolina-based firm released the findings of its March 27th-29th poll of 1,270 Alabama voters this afternoon. View the complete poll here.
In a Davis- Kay Ivey matchup, Ivey leads 44%-33%.
Ouch! considering sources point to Ivey leaving the Republican field this afternoon to seek the nomination for lieutenant governor. PPP reported Tuesday she was tied for a distant third with Robert Bentley in the Republican primary (neither Bentley nor Bill Johnson were included in this survey).
PPP gives James a 42%-33% edge over Davis.
The Democratic congressman performs best in a matchup with Roy Moore, trailing the “10 Commandments Judge” 43%-37%.
Sure to be a Team Sparks email this afternoon, Ag Commissioner Ron Sparks fares better in hypothetical matchups by PPP (but still trails).
Byrne 43% Sparks 30%
Ivey 39% Sparks 33%
James 38% Sparks 33%
Moore 42% Sparks 37%
The survey also finds Gov. Bob Riley seeing a drop in his support. Fifty percent of voters now disapprove of him, compared to 36% who give him good marks.
Among the candidates, Davis has the highest “unfavorability” at 36% with Moore second highest at 34%.
Of those polled, 50% identify themselves as “conservative,” 37% as “moderate” and 13% as “liberal.”
On the topic of party id, 43% say they are Republican, 36% Democrat and 21% Independent/Other.
The margin of error is 2.8%.
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