Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not believe his eyes.
Sessions is running for his old Senate seat in Alabama and things are not going the way Sessions and his campaign team expected.
Now Jeff Sessions got handed new poll numbers. What they revealed left him speechless.
Democrat Doug Jones won a surprise victory in the 2017 special election for Sessions’ seat when a radical homosexual Never Trump RINO spread a fake news story about conservative Republican Judge Roy Moore acting inappropriately with a 14-year-old girl over 40 years ago.
Jones only won the right to serve out the final three years of Sessions’ term and must face the voters again in November.
Donald Trump owns sky high approval ratings in Alabama and expects to carry the state with an over 20 point margin of victory in the Presidential election.
Jones enters the 2020 election cycle as the most vulnerable incumbent in America as the tide of a Trump landslide in Alabama will wash a down-ballot statewide Democrat out of office.
That means the real contest in Alabama is the Republican Senate primary.
Jeff Sessions served Alabama in the Senate from 1997 to 2017 when Donald Trump named him Attorney General.
Sessions’ controversial time in the administration ended when Trump asked for Sessions’ resignation the day after the 2018 midterms.
Now Sessions is looking for a comeback by winning his Senate seat back and wiping away the stain on his legacy that is his failed tenure as Trump’s Attorney General.
But Sessions is facing some headwinds.
Sessions’ betrayal of Trump in the Russia investigation by recusing himself which allowed Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel burned into the minds of many Trump supporters.
There are five other candidates in the race for the Republican nomination and one of them – former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville – now leads Sessions in the race.
The WPA Intelligence polling memo reported that “A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters in Alabama conducted by WPA Intelligence on behalf of Club for Growth PAC shows that Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions are leading the race with Bradley Byrne a distant third. If the election were held today, Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions would advance to a run-off. Tommy Tuberville now leads the field with 32% of the vote, up three points since last week. Jeff Sessions is in second with 29%, down five in the last week. Bradley Byrne is in third place, 12 points behind Sessions and has made no gains in the last week.”
In Alabama, if no candidate reaches 50 percent of the vote in the primary the top two candidates advance to a runoff.
So trailing Tuberville is not necessarily fatal for Sessions.
But when Sessions last ran for Senate in 2014, Sessions ran unopposed in the GOP primary and the Democrats didn’t even field an official candidate.
Sessions’ only general election opposition was a Democrat that ran as a write-in candidate.
The fact that Sessions sits at 29 percent and in second place in a Republican Primary – even though he is positioned to make the runoff – shows how much damage Sessions inflicted upon himself with his caving in to the Deep State during the Russia investigation.
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