Latest poll shows Moore in lead despite Trump endorsement
August 11, 2017 Share

Latest poll shows Moore in lead despite Trump endorsement

PHOTO: The latest polling conducted shows Judge Roy Moore with an 8 point lead over Luther Strange, while Congressman Mo Brooks trails Strange within the margin of error. (File Photos)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

tyler@southerntorch.com

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — This Tuesday, voters will head to the polls in DeKalb County and across the state to select a nominee for their respective parties to compete for the coveted senate seat vacated by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

On the Republican side, the latest poll results as of today from Cyngal/L2 show Judge Roy Moore ahead of incumbent U.S. Senator Luther Strange. The poll shows Judge Moore currently at 30.7% to Strange’s 22.6%; a difference of more than 8 points.

The poll also shows that Congressman Mo Brooks trails Moore by 13 points, but is nearly within the margin of error of Strange.

According to Cygnal’s website, “the survey was conducted on August 8 – 9 with 502 known Republican primary voters who said they will participate in the special election, giving the poll a margin of error of +/-4.37%.”

President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Strange late Tuesday (August 8), so no doubt many of the respondents to this poll had already learned of the endorsement. The poll shows little variation from polls conducted earlier in the week, before Trump’s endorsement.

If no candidate reaches 50 percent, the race will be headed to a runoff election, which will be decided on September 26th. While it’s not impossible for one candidate to reach 50 percent, it’s highly unlikely that any candidate will, making a runoff between two of the candidates almost certain. 

Presidential Donald Trump announced a last minute endorsement of sitting-Senator Luther Strange. There has been much speculation in recent months if the president would choose to endorse Strange.

Many within the state regard Strange as the type of, “swamp creature” that President Trump ran to get rid of in D.C.; due to his questionable appointment by disgraced Governor Robert Bentley. While Strange may have received the endorsement, it seems that Alabama voters will see this as a questionable endorsement that’s inconsistent with the “Drain the Swamp” message that many Alabamians voted for in November. 

*Cygnal is a respected Montgomery-based polling, communication, and digital firm. While L2, is a national nonpartisan voter data and analytics provider.*

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