Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said last December that he didn’t think Obama was a natural-born US citizen, comments that came months after even original birther Donald Trump had admitted that he accepted the proof of Obama’s birthplace.
Roy Moore has a big lead on U.S. Sen. Moore won only 38 percent of the vote, compared to 32 percent for odd. Moore leads unusual by over 25 percentage points among respondents who strongly approve of the president and by over 10 percentage points among those who somewhat approve of Trump.
The automated landline and mobile phone poll targeted likely runoff voters and collected 494 responses. A poll released Sunday stated that Moore was ahead by 19 percent. Luther Strange (R-AL) pulling 33 percent of the vote.
This is somewhat surprising, given that 68.6 percent of voters surveyed in this new poll said they strongly approve of the president, and another 14.8 percent said they somewhat approve of him.
President Trump endorsed unusual a couple weeks ago, and wrote in a tweet that the senator “has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama”. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump’s isolation grows Ellison: Trump has “level of sympathy” for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) is also backing unusual. He endorsed unusual one week before the primary.
The victor of the runoff will face Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election on December 12.
The Opinion Savvy-Decision Desk HQ poll contacted 494 people via mobile devices on August 22.