Dead Heat In Alabama GOP Senate Poll, But….

The Washington Examiner reports:

Sen. Luther Strange trailed former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, both Republicans, by 1 percentage point in a closely watched special Senate election in Alabama. The upstart Moore led Strange, appointed when Jeff Sessions resigned to become U.S. attorney general, 41 percent to 40 percent. The special election is Sept. 26.

The survey was produced by Republican pollster Jan van Lohuizen Sept. 9-10 for Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that is supporting Strange. President Trump also is backing the senator.

“In just over a month’s time, the gap between Moore and Strange has shrunk, from 6.1 points (Moore’s margin over Strange in the August 15th primary election) to a virtual dead heat,” van Lohuizen said in a memo detailing the poll’s findings.

Moore leads by double digits in other polls and his supporters are discounting this latest survey due to its connection to McConnell.

Meanwhile, the Democrat in the race is surging:

As Republicans slug out a bitter runoff for the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a new poll shows surprising support for Democrat Doug Jones. According to a new Emerson College Poll, Jones is nipping at the heels of Sen. Luther Strange and his challenger, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Jones, a former federal prosecutor for the Birmingham district who successfully prosecuted the men responsible for the bombing of a black church that killed four young girls in 1963, trails Strange by only 3 points and Moore by 4 points.

Supporters of the two Republicans have such enmity for the other candidate that 25 percent of Moore’s backers told the poll they would vote for Jones if Strange wins the Sept. 26 runoff. And 31 percent of Strange’s voters say they go with Jones over Moore.

  • Gustav2

    How the hell is Moore an “upstart?” How many decades has he run and been elected to statewide office in Alabama?

    • Tawreos

      We know about Moore because he wants to kill us, the rest of the country has barely if ever heard of him and he is running against the incumbent so they have to call him something.

      • Gustav2

        Wikipedia could be their friend.

        • Tawreos

          They might learn something and to many people won’t be having any of that.

      • Lizard

        I’m straight, but I know about Moore becaus he’s a nightmare for church-state separation.

        • Tawreos

          True, he is an all around nightmare, but he probably wants to kill you too with all the believing that church and state should be separate and whatnot.

        • Regan DuCasse

          I’m hearing from a close friend there in AL, on a regular basis about how this election is going.
          As we’ve seen happen with Trump, never underestimate how egos can motive unqualified people to run for offices they don’t deserve.
          You’re right about Moore, he’s a zealot, Constitution be damned.
          Worse, he’s got a son who has gotten away with many DUI’s.
          Something which Moore would like to not have the media remind people of.
          Hopefully, Moore (fils) won’t kill or injure someone in the meantime.
          Because his cries for help to his own father sure are going unheard.

    • The_Wretched

      Christianists, always the victims, always the outsiders. (never mind holding 80%+ of every political seat everywhere US).

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Tomcat

    THEY SAY, shit those Alabama assholes say a lot of things but vote republican every time.

    • Todd20036

      It’s not just Alabama. Think back to the 2016 election when all the candidates claimed Trump would be the worst for this country… then urged their supporters to vote for him anyway because EMAILS.

  • Tomcat

    One thing for sure, Alabama WILL remain in the dark zone after the elections.

  • Bj Lincoln

    With luck and some brains the morons in AL will lose to the Dem. It is hard to believe Moore has so many blind and stupid followers.

    • Tawreos

      How can that be hard to believe after the last year?

    • Harveyrabbit
      • bobbyjoe

        Isn’t that the Alabama senate?

        • glass

          I think it’s the trump cabinet office party last week.

          • prixator

            No, that’s what the Halloween party will look like (Republicans aren’t very creative).

      • Mikey

        they misspelled “Slaves”

        • northern_neighbour

          Nah, they were just ‘Whitening up”‘ the word “slaves” on purpose, to give it more ‘purity, blah blah blah, ‘ so it could associate itself with White Jesus. And we all know that White Jesus doesn’t save black slaves now does he?

          That’s why getting rid of those separate (but unequal) drinking fountains was such a big mistake. Now the North is pushing them to get rid of their Confed. war “heroes’ cast in bronze and stone. Besides anyone who is anyone in the South knows that Gawd himself ordained Slavery … it’s in yer ‘infahlabubble’ Buybull … for heaven’ sake.

          It’s enough to make a righteous person strike those blacks off the voter’s list so that Moore, Gawd’s personal choice, can save Alabamy for His Gory plan

          /s, but very sad snark at that.

        • JCF

          They were blaspheming “Jesus”.

      • Uncle Mark

        Worst church choir ever

        • Harveyrabbit

          The Moron Tabernacle Choir.

          • JCF

            …other than the one in SLC. >;-/

      • Ore Carmi

        Oh, this photo is so gross! A bunch of murderers under a “Jesus saves” banner? Jesus certainly doesn’t save their victims.

  • Michael R

    Breitbart says Sarah Palin is flying in to support Roy Moore
    ( contradicting Trump )

    • Tawreos

      At least we’ll have some good word salad speeches to make fun of

      • JCF

        …and by “good” you mean “excruciating”.

    • Mark McGovern

      She catching the red eye broom?

  • HKDaniel

    If a Democrat wins in Alabama, I’ll eat my hat. It just isn’t going to happen.

    That being said, the difference between the 2 repubs is simply the level of vitriol, there’s no real difference in belief or policy. So I say Go Ahead Alabama! Embarrass yourselves some more.

  • worstcultever

    In the same way that the repuke extremists in Congress are stymieing their own agenda, these Alabama pukes just might get Doug Jones elected.

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  • gaycuckhubby

    Let’s not kid ourselves. Moore will win by about 10$

  • Texndoc

    —-Moore leads by double digits in other
    polls and his supporters are discounting this latest survey due to its
    connection to McConnell.—-
    That turtle is pretty ruthless. Remember in Mississippi when when the old 150 year old (R) Senator Thad Cochran was going to be replaced by the young Tea Party upstart and McConnell engineered it that they would get out newbie was klan and have blacks voting in the Republican (open) primary. The base was rabid furious after the election.
    Ive always read Moore is double digits ahead and can imagine McConnell wanting a poll showing Strange ahead, dammit.

  • blackstar

    He is a sociopath . give him enough rope and he will hang himself in the senate too.
    Alabama is in the top 10 list for worst states for education and it shows.

    • TCinBerkeley

      Leave it to Alabama to try to elect someone even more repugnant than Ted Cruz!

  • bambinoitaliano

    I saw the heading Dead and the picture, am greatly disappointed. As was Moore Jr. Poor Caleb will continue his crime spree until daddy bites the dust.

  • Mikey

    Oh look! Republicans have their own version of “BerniBros”. How cute.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    They vote in people like this then get angry that their state is the way it is.

  • Matt

    Whoever wins, Alabama (and the entire country) loses.

  • AdamTh

    Sadly I don’t see Alabama electing a Democrat senator for at least the next 30 years (will be happy to be wrong). So, if you are going to elect another Rep to replace a Republican, please elect the most bat-shit crazy Christian-ist you can find. He’ll be good for many laughs (at your expense).

    • John Ruff

      I agree. We need to keep AL a laughing stock as they should be.

  • greenmanTN

    So it comes down to Stupid Charles Bronson and Marcus Bachmann’s Gayer Brother?

    • JCF

      Which is which?

  • Uncle Mark

    It’s like watching to see who will win as King of the Mountain…of shit

  • Natty Enquirer

    Let’s see, who will Alabamans vote for? A fine Christian soldier who bucks the system for Christ or some guy named “Strange”?

    • Dot Beech

      “Strange” would seem a natural fit for the voters of the state of Alabama.

      • Phil2u

        Don’t blame all Alabamians. Remember, SPLC is in Montgomery.

    • JCF

      Damn, I read that unironically—I was hoping by the first, you meant the Dem, Jones. Nevermind. [Or rather, correction: first clause, “‘-ist…Jebus or…”]

  • pete

    come on, alabama, listen to your better angels. what would jesus do?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Vote democrat?

    • Phil2u

      Run!!!…but not for office.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Moore strange than you can Imagine.

    • Phil2u

      ha ha ha ha.. You caught that too! I missed your post on first read through.

  • CharlestonDave

    Because we definitely need more old white guys to run for office.

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  • JWC

    They are both as crooked as a dogs hind leg Moore has the advantage as being morally repulsive

  • Phil2u

    Alabama = Moore Strange and Moore Strange.