A poll commissioned by the Alabama Forestry Association surveyed 300 likely Republican voters and found former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) ahead in the four-candidate primary election for the newly drawn Congressional District 2. 

The poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and first reported by Alabama Daily News, occurred from Tuesday to Thursday last week. 

When asked which of the District 2 Republican candidates they would vote for if the election were today, 24.3% of respondents selected Brewbaker, and 11.7% indicated that their position likely won't change between now and the election, choosing "definitely" in the survey. 

Alabama State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) received 12%, Montgomery-based attorney Caroleene Dobson received 5.3% and former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end Wallace Gilberry received 4.7%.

Of those polled, 53.7% said they were still undecided. 

The poll results also indicated over half of these voters currently favor former president Donald Trump in the Republican primary election for president. Over 46% said they "definitely" would vote for Trump if the election were held today, 8.7% said they would "probably" vote for him, and 0.7% said they'd "lean" toward voting for him. 

After Trump came Nikki Haley at 19%, Ron DeSantis at 15.7%, Chris Christie at 3.3% and Vivek Ramaswamy at 2.3%. Four percent of the respondents indicated they would be undecided.

About issues, almost 90% of respondents said they do not believe the country is going in the right direction. Only 40.3% said they thought things in Alabama were going wrong.

Inflation, illegal immigration, government spending, and Christian family values ranked among respondents' top issues that were most important to them. 

The Republican primary in Alabama will occur on March 5 of next year. The winners of these elections will face Democratic and independent opponents in a general election on November 5.

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