Senate Leadership Fund poll says Roy Moore uniting Republican party
An Alabama Senate poll commissioned by a Republican group supporting GOP nominee Roy Moore said Moore has a significant lead over Democrat Doug Jones.
The poll released Tuesday by the Senate Leadership Fund has Moore with a 17-point lead.
The SLF poll, conducted by Axis Research, also said that Moore has "united the Republican Party."
While Moore has racked up a list of Republican endorsements – including four U.S. senators – some of his views have also received little support in Washington. Moore has also called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be replaced.
"Not only is nearly half of the electorate (49 percent) definitely voting for Roy Moore, the data shows Moore has united the Republican Party following the Republican primary and the Republican run-off, and earns strong support throughout the conservative coalition," according to a summary of findings by Axis.
The poll has Moore with support of 59 percent of the sample poll of 503 likely election day voters. Live phone interviews (53 percent on cell phones) were conducted Oct. 24-26. The poll had a margin of error of 4.47 percent.
The poll appears to be out of step with a majority of other polls conducted during the campaign, which have had Moore leading anywhere from 6 to 11 percent. A poll commissioned by Fox News earlier this month sampled registered voters and said that the race is tied, which Alabama polling experts said was an outlier to other polls.
The Senate Leadership Fund, while supporting Moore’s candidacy after he defeated Strange, has said it does not plan to spend any money on the Alabama race because it did not anticipate the race being close.
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
November 1, 2017 at 08:22AM