Moore Leads Incumbent Luther Strange in Alabama Senate GOP Runoff

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 24, 2017

"Ten Commandments judge" Roy Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, has a comfortable 18-point lead in the GOP Senate primary runoff, a new poll showed Wednesday.

Moore, who was removed from the state's Supreme Court twice, has seen his lead over unusual swell after coming in first place in last week's primary.

A second poll released Sunday by JMC Analytics and Polling showed Moore with a 19-point lead over unusual.

The DDHQ/Opinion Savvy poll out today found that over 50 percent of likely voters say they would vote for Moore if the runoff were today, while just 32.2 percent indicate they'd vote for odd.

The two candidates will meet in a runoff on September 26. That poll had Moore at 51 percent and unusual at 32 percent.

It appears also that President Trump's impact in the race has been negligible. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump's isolation grows Ellison: Trump has "level of sympathy" for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) is also backing unusual. But the Alabama voters who are enthusiastic about Trump seem much more inclined to break in favor of Moore. No other candidates received double digit support during the first round of voting. And the Opinion Savvy/Decision Desk HQ poll asked participants about their approval level of Trump.

Decision Desk HQ polled 494 likely Alabama Republican primary voters and their results have a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

The poll said 69 percent of voters "strongly approve" Trump while another 15 percent said they "somewhat approve". The runoff will be held Sep. 26.

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