Alabama Republicans Expected to Cruise to Victory in November

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Just over three months from the November general election, a poll by Cygnal, a Montgomery, Ala.-based national research firm, shows Republicans in the state with a commanding lead. 

With incredibly-popular Gov. Kay Ivey at the top of the ticket, Republicans look poised to take every statewide office come November, according to the Cygnal survey released today. 

“It should be no surprise that Republicans are marching to victory in November in Alabama,” said Brett Cowden, VP of Client Strategy at Cygnal. “With a booming economy, unemployment at record lows, and a ticket featuring one of the most popular governors in the country, Republicans have the perfect recipe for a sweep in the general election.”  

The survey conducted July 24 – 25, with 1,027 likely general election voters, shows Republicans with a 14-point lead over Democratic candidates, with incumbent Governor Kay Ivey leading Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox 56% to 42%. 

“People won’t find many surprises in the results of this poll. In fact, the only real surprise was how small the impact of an extremely long and frequent election cycle has had on Alabama voters,” said Matt Hubbard, Cygnal’s VP of Research & Analytics. “If voter enthusiasm remains high, we expect Republicans to retain their hold on every major statewide office.”  

In the Lt. Governor race, Republican nominee Will Ainsworth leads Democrat Will Boyd, 53% to 41%. The Republican candidates for attorney general and secretary of state both hold double-digit leads over their Democratic challengers (Steve Marshall leads by 13 points and John Merrill leads by 19 points). Republican Tom Parker is ahead of is his Democratic opponent by 12 points in the race for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.  

Over 73% of Alabama voters in a general election indicated support for a state constitutional amendment to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on state or public property.  

Check out the official memo, toplines, crosstabs, and smart tables for Cygnal’s AL general election survey.

DISCLOSURE: Cygnal, as well as its principal, Brent Buchanan, works with Governor Kay Ivey’s campaign. This survey was conducted without input from any candidate or candidate’s campaign and was paid for exclusively by Cygnal. No campaign was told in advance this survey would be conducted.