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AUM Polls

About AUM Polls

The “AUM Poll” surveys Alabama public opinion and is provided by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery. Our polls are based on state-of-the-art surveying methods to generate public knowledge of Alabama voters’ preferences regarding candidates and public policies.

AUM Poll

As a function of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery, the AUM Poll surveys Alabamians to generate public knowledge of Alabama voters’ preferences regarding political candidates and public policies. It is the only non-partisan, non-special interest polling organization in the state with such a focus. The AUM Poll’s work is provided as a public service using state-of-the-art surveying methods and polling topics are chosen to reflect salient public issues of interest to Alabamians.

Learn more about the July, 2020 launch of the AUM Poll.

Blog Articles

AUM Poll: Tuberville maintains lead over Jones in final days of Alabama’s U.S. Senate race

The latest AUM Poll from Auburn University at Montgomery’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration shows Tommy Tuberville (R) leading incumbent Senator Doug Jones (D) by approximately 11 percentage points heading into the November 3 general election. According to poll results, approximately 54 percent of likely Alabama voters intend to support Tuberville while 43 Read More

AUM Poll finds Alabamians overwhelmingly favor face masks, safer voting measures during COVID-19 pandemic

With the general election fewer than five months away and COVID-19 cases rising in Alabama, a new Auburn University at Montgomery poll indicates the vast majority of Alabamians support wearing face masks to curb the spread of the virus and having alternatives to traditional in-person voting in November. The AUM Poll’s latest survey findings reflect Read More

AUM Poll: Tommy Tuberville leads Doug Jones by 12 points in closing weeks of Alabama Senate race

A newly released AUM Poll from Auburn University at Montgomery’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration shows Republican U.S. Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones by nearly 12 percentage points heading into the November 3 general election. According to poll results, approximately 54 percent of Alabamians intend to vote for Read More

Weighing COVID-19’s potential impact on the 2020 election cycle for Alabama voters

With Alabama’s Republican primary run-off election weeks away, Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hughes expects there will be a healthy voter turnout despite COVID-19 and the state’s recent surge in caseloads. “Alabama saw huge turnout figures in the 2018 mid-terms, and I would anticipate we are going to see Read More

Recent Polls

The links below provide top-line results from the most recent AUM polls. If using these data, please cite accordingly: “Poll Title.” AUM Poll, Auburn University at Montgomery.

July 10, 2020                     Top-Line Results July 2-9, 2020

October 5, 2020               Top-line Results September 30 to October 3, 2020

October 29, 2020             Top-Line Results October 23-28, 2020

Survey Methodology

The AUM Poll gathers survey data using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk—an online, opt-in environment. Individual responses are weighted using iterative, post-stratification statistical methods based upon demographic factors of the target population like age, gender, race, and education. All surveys are approved by the AUM Institutional Review Board before they are implemented.

Attribution

Feel free to cite our polling results, appropriate attribution is required:

“[Report Title]”
AUM Poll
[Publication Date]
[URL]

Student Opportunities

The AUM Poll offers AUM students a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn and execute the best practices of survey research and data analysis. Undergraduate students may gain such experience by enrolling in Survey Research Experience (POLS 4820) and graduate students may take POLS 6972 . No prerequisites are required for enrollment and students from other areas of study may participate.

Contact

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For questions about the AUM Poll, please contact

Dr. David Hughes, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Auburn University at Montgomery.

Phone: 334-244-3594

Mail: AUM Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration / P.O. Box 244023 / Montgomery, AL 36124-4023

About the Director

Dr. David Hughes is an assistant professor in AUM’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration where he has been a faculty member since 2016. His research and teaching interests include the politics of the American judiciary, southern politics, and research methodology. His work on American politics has been published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Law and Courts. At AUM, he teaches courses on judicial politics, southern politics, applied game theory, and research methodology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Montevallo and earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Georgia.

Learn more about Hughes and his work.

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