Tim James Camp Doubts PSA Poll

A spokesman for the Tim James campaign calls a poll showing Republican rival Bradley Byrne leading the primary field “way off.”

Brett Hall emailed reporters a statement Tuesday. Hall says the Public Strategy Associates results “bear little resemblance to other opinion surveys recently conducted.” Read the campaign statement here.

The PSA survey was conducted by Austin, Texas-based Baselice and Associates.

Hall shares recent campaign poll numbers that show 31% undecided. The Baselice and Associates poll put that number at 46%.

The James poll conducted by Ayres, McHenry and Associates of Alexandria, Virgina shows the governor’s race this way: Roy Moore (26%), Tim James (18%), Bradley Byrne (17%), Kay Ivey (5%), Robert Bentley (3%), Bill Johnson (1%).

Hall says the campaign numbers are “about a week old.”

Brent Buchanan of PSA says his firm paid for the Baselice poll because a number of private surveys have been conducted and not released to the public. PSA detailed the poll Tuesday at a news conference and then during a presentation for Republican lawmakers over lunch.

View the PSA poll here.

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3 Responses to “Tim James Camp Doubts PSA Poll”

  1. I’d be interested to see how they screened “likely Republican voters” in the James poll. PSA started with KNOWING the respondents were likely Republican primary voters. The devil’s in the details (i.e. the sample).

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