Failed Alabama US Senate candidate and alleged teen-chaser Roy Moore is the main GOP candidate for a similar seat he misplaced in 2017, based on a brand new ballot.
A survey by agency Mason-Dixon Polling & Methods discovered that 27 p.c of Alabama voters need the Stetson hat-wearing former choose get the 2020 Republican nomination for the seat, which he misplaced to Democrat Doug Jones in a 2017 particular election.
That makes Moore, who famously rode a horse to the voting sales space, the entrance runner in a pack of relative unknowns, the agency mentioned.
“His present lead is essentially a results of his identify recognition benefit over others within the subject,” the ballot famous.
Trailing him are Alabama congressman Mo Brooks at 18 p.c, Bradley Byrne at 13 p.c and Gary Palmer at 11 p.c.
Citing the rear are state Senator Del Marsh with four p.c and businessman Tim James with 2 p.c. One other 25 p.c of these polled had been undecided.
Moore, 72, misplaced the 2017 contest by two factors — regardless of having President Trump’s backing for the historically Republican seat. He has not formally thrown his hat into the ring, however has mentioned he’s contemplating it.
He was hampered by allegations he pursued and sexually assaulted underage ladies within the 1970s — however that didn’t cease girls from supporting him within the Mason-Dixon ballot. He had the best share of feminine assist at 31 p.c.
The agency surveyed 400 Alabama voters between April 9-11, and the ballot has a margin of error of 5 factors.