Bradley Byrne and Roy Moore appear to be the early front runners for the Republican nomination for Governor of Alabama.
Byrne leads with 27% and Moore is close behind at 23%. Clustered in what is more or less a three way tie for third are Robert Bentley and Kay Ivey at 10% and Tim James at 9%.
Moore is easily the most well known and popular of the Republican candidates. 76% of primary voters have an opinion of him and it breaks down favorably 48/28. A majority of voters have no opinion one way or the other about the rest of the GOP field. 60% are ambivalent toward Byrne with 31% seeing him favorably and 9% unfavorably. For Ivey it's 54% with no opinion, 20% positive, and 26% negative and for James it's 59% with no opinion, 20% positive, and 21% negative.
The fact that Moore is the most well known and liked of the GOP candidates but still trails is a sign that many voters like him but don't necessarily think Governor is the position he's best suited for.
Byrne leads with moderates and conservatives alike. It's just 27-25 over Moore with voters on the right but with the small group of GOP centrists he has a wider advantage, getting 30% to 14% for Ivey and 12% for Moore.
This race could change a lot once the candidates pick up their name recognition but for now it looks like a battle between Byrne and Moore.
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