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New poll: Britt holds narrow lead in U.S. Senate race

The poll showed a tight, three-person race and still a very high number of undecided voters.

Katie Britt, left; Mike Durant, middle; and Mo Brooks, right.

A new poll conducted on behalf of the Katie Britt campaign shows Britt with a narrow lead in what has become a three-person race for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat. 

The poll, conducted by Deep Roots Analytics, featured an initial ballot test question, which polls participants on how they’ll vote without supplying them any information about the candidates. Britt got 29 percent of the vote, followed by Mo Brooks at 28 percent and Mike Durant at 23 percent. 

After participants were provided more information on Britt and her competitors by the polling company, Britt’s lead widened. Exactly what information was provided isn’t clear. 

“The support and momentum we continue to see across Alabama is incredible, and this is merely the latest strong sign that our Alabama First message is resonating,” Britt said in a statement. “I am so grateful for the prayers and warm reception we are getting during our travels every day.”

The poll was conducted Jan. 29-31 among 2,088 likely Republican primary voters. In addition to the tight race, the poll also showed that there are a lot of voters still up for grabs. Twenty percent of respondents said they were undecided at this point.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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