Roy Moore takes biggest lead in weeks over Doug Jones in new Senate poll
In a poll released less than 24 hours before the polls open on Tuesday, Alabama Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore has taken his biggest lead in weeks.
In the Emerson College poll, Moore has seized a 9-point lead over Democrat Doug Jones in polling done in recent days.
Limited information was first available this morning on the Emerson podcast but more details results of the polls are expected to be released later Monday.
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The Emerson poll last week had Jones trailing by just 3 points.
On the podcast, Emerson pollster Spencer Kimball described Moore’s lead as “significant.”
According to a comprehensive list of Alabama Senate polls complied by Real Clear Politics, the 9-point lead is Moore’s largest since before the allegations against Moore broke on Nov. 9.
“What we’ve noticed is Moore’s favorability (rating) has really risen over the past three weeks,” Kimball said. “He took a real dive after the allegations came out around Veterans Day and slowly built himself up back up to 45-45 favorable/unfavorable opinion.
“But most likely it is this Trump endorsement. Trump is very favorable in Alabama. He carries a 55 favorable rating right now and that’s lower where it has been over the past two months of polling this state. We know he carries some coattails. That’s most likely the reason Moore has been able to extend his lead up to 9.”
Trump formally endorsed Moore last Monday after previously indicating support. And at a rally last Friday in Pensacola, Fla., Trump praised Moore and urged Alabama voters to back him at the polls. Voters may also be hearing from Trump today via a robocall he recorded over the weekend for Moore.
The Emerson poll comes on the heels of a poll released over the week by the Trafalgar Group, which had Moore leading by 5 points. That poll sampled 1,419 likely voters from Dec. 6-7 and had a margin of error of 2.6 percent.
via Real-Time News from AL.com http://bit.ly/2zzWl2c
December 11, 2017 at 06:26AM