On Wednesday March 11th, Cluub for Growth political action committee released their polling data in the Alabama US Senate Republican runoff race. Their polling indicates that former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville has a comfortable and significant lead over former US Senator and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the runoff.
In their polling data that they released from WPAi polling indicates that Coach Tuberville enjoys a 58% approval rating amongst likely Republican primary runoff voters. Jeff Sessions came in with 34% support with 6% undecided. This poll was conducted from March 4th to March 5th, right after the primary was finished.
In the poll of 500 likely runoff voters, they asked two questions. They asked who the survey participants were most likely to support, and that number came in 49% for Coach Tuberville and 45% for Jeff Sessions. They also asked if the president hypothetically endorsed Tommy Tuberville in the race, would that change their vote. The respondents said that if the President made that endorsement that they would end up supporting the former Auburn football coach to the tune of 58%. So his numbers are likely to rise, and the rise in the polls is likely to be significant as 9% of the respondents said an endorsement would sway their decision.
The president tweeted out his endorsement late Tuesday evening on Twitter of the former Auburn head football coach, calling him a proven winner, and somebody that would protect the Second Amendment in the Senate.
The winner of the primary runoff in the Republican party between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will take on sitting US Senator Doug Jones in the November General Election. The Republican runoff in the US Senate race will be held on March 31st.