A new Alabama Daily News poll of Republican voters, conducted by Cygnal, shows Gov. Kay Ivey with a high approval rating and a big lead over potential opponents in her bid for reelection in 2022.
More than 60% of Republican primary voters in the survey say they approve of the way Ivey is handling her job as governor, while 28.3% say they disapprove. In corresponding numbers, 61.5% said that things in Alabama are headed in the right direction while 25.1% say they are on the wrong track.
Voters considering themselves “Very Conservative” were most likely to approve of Ivey’s job performance at 66.8% while those considering themselves “Moderate” were most likely to disapprove at 40.8%.
The survey also showed the race for the Republican nomination for Alabama Supreme Court is wide open, with 12.9% saying they would vote for Greg Cook, 7.6% saying they would vote for Deborah Jones, 8.7% saying they preferred another candidate and 70.8% saying they are undecided.
The survey took place Aug. 17-18 among 600 likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4.0%. Known registered voters were interviewed via live phone calls, interactive voice response and text message invitation in Cygnal’s multi-mode survey method.
by Todd Stacy | Birmingham Watch | August 25, 2021