A new poll released by Raycom News Network-Strategy Research shows that Judge Roy Moore leads Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) – less than a week before the September 26 Alabama U.S. Senate Republic runoff election – by six points, 53 percent to 47 percent, among likely Republican voters.
“The poll of 2,930 likely Republican voters who have voted in at least one Republican primary in the last five years took place on Monday [September 18]. It has a margin of error of 3%,” WBRC reported.
“We’ve led in every poll since this campaign started, and this is yet another example that Alabama wants to vote for Roy Moore,” the Moore campaign told WBRC in a statement about the new poll.
“Alabamians won’t let the swamp buy this election with the false, negative attacks against Judge Moore. However, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day, and we’ll continue to knock on every door and call every home to make sure our voters turn out on Election Day,” the campaign added.
“The Strange campaign did not comment on the poll,” WBRC reported:
The poll comes in a week that will see an unmoderated debate between the two candidates Thursday evening in Montgomery. Immediately following the debate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will campaign with Judge Moore in Montgomery. The following day, President Trump will travel to Huntsville for a campaign rally with Sen. Strange. The senator gets a second boost from the Trump Administration with a Monday visit scheduled by Vice President Mike Pence.
Pollster Jon Gray says the high profile visits are focused on mobilizing supporters to vote.
“It’s about generating excitement. It’s about getting your voters ready to go vote. That’s the reason the president is coming,” Gray said.
The latest Real Clear Politics average of polls, which does not include the Raycom News Network-Strategy Research Poll, shows Moore with an 8.8 percent lead over Strange.
The WBRC story did not include a top line summary of questions, demographics, and polling methodology for the Raycom News Network-Strategy Research Poll conducted on September 18. Breitbart News has requested that top line summary from Strategy Research but has not yet received it.