Most Alabama voters prefer ‘undecided’

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alabamians are undecided about how they’ll vote in next month’s primary elections, a recent poll by Alabama Research found.

A full 37.9 percent of likely Republicans are still undecided on who they plan to vote for in the presidential primary. No single candidate received more than 25 percent. The Alabama chief justice race is even more undecided, with 59.8 percent still undecided.

In the sampling of 345 likely Republican primary voters, most who’ve made a decision for the presidential primary support Newt Gingrich.

• Undecided: 128 (37.9 percent)

• Newt Gingrich: 81 (24 percent)

• Mitt Romney: 66 (19.5 percent)

• Rick Santorum: 38 (11.2 percent)

• Ron Paul: 25 (7.4 percent)

And more plan to support ousted former chief justice Roy Moore in the nomination for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

• Undecided: 199 (59.8 percent)

• Roy Moore: 85 (25.5 percent)

• Charlie Graddick: 34 (10.2 percent)

• Chuck Malone: 15 (4.5 percent)

This poll was conducted by Alabama Research. This poll was not paid for by, or authorized by, any campaign or political organization. Alabama Research surveys are conducted with automated telephone interviews.

The primary elections will be held on March 13.