Roy Moore maintains double-digit lead over Doug Jones, Senate poll says (Real-Time News from AL.com)

Roy Moore maintains double-digit lead over Doug Jones, Senate poll says

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A poll commissioned by Raycom News Network released Wednesday found that Republican Roy Moore is continuing to hold a significant lead over Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race.

Conducted by Mobile-based Strategy Research, the poll said that Moore had 51 percent of support to 40 percent for Jones. And 9 percent of poll participants declared themselves undecided.

It’s the exact same results from a poll last month commissioned by Raycom and conducted by Strategy Research.

"I think there is an easy explanation," Jonathan Gray of Strategy Research told Raycom. "People are not paying attention (to the race) right now."

The poll sampled 2,200 likely Senate race voters on Monday with a margin of error of 2 percent.

Gray told AL.com last month that he expected the Senate race to tighten up and he repeated that position to Raycom.

 "I just think it’s going to be late in the cycle when it gets tighter," Gray said.

It’s the latest in a series of polls that have indicated Moore has strong support in his bid to win the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Moore’s advantage has ranged from 6 to 11 points, though a Senate Leadership Fund poll – which has already announced its support of Moore – commissioned a poll that found Moore with a 17-point lead.

A Fox News poll sampled registered voters instead of likely voters last month and found the race was tied.

Click here to read the full report from Raycom on the poll.

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November 8, 2017 at 01:20PM