Roy Moore has double-digit lead over Luther Strange, new poll says

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The poll also showed that President Trump is far more popular than either Moore or Strange.

A new Senate GOP runoff poll conducted last week indicates former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has a strong lead over U.S. Sen. Luther Strange.

Montgomery-based Southeast Research conducted the poll of 401 likely runoff voters.

The poll, which was done with telephone interviews on both landlines and cell phones, found that Moore had 52 percent of the vote while Strange was at 36 percent. The poll said 12 percent of poll participants did not give a preferred choice.

The poll, conducted Aug. 29-31, has a margin of error of 5 percent.

  • See the full poll findings below.

"Conservative voters" favored Moore with 58 percent to Strange's 32 percent while "moderate voters" favored Strange with 49 percent to Moore's 39 percent, the poll said.

The poll also showed that President Trump is far more popular than either Moore or Strange. Trump received a "strongly favorable" rating from 62.9 percent of those who participated in the poll while Moore was 38.4 percent and Strange at 17.9 percent.

On the flip side, 16.6 percent of poll participants gave Moore a "strongly unfavorable" rating while giving Strange 18.4 percent.

It's the third post-primary poll that has reflected a double-digit lead for Moore as the Sept. 26 runoff approaches. Two other polls, while still putting Moore in the lead, had Strange within the margin of error for a statistical tie.

The pollster was  Jerry Ingram, professor emeritus at Auburn University-Montgomery. According to the poll's press release, "Ingram has conducted hundreds of polls in the state of Alabama for races involving the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, as well as state races for governor, attorney general, Alabama Supreme Court and other offices. He is certified by a national professional research organization at their highest level and he has been recognized as an expert in public opinion research by both federal and state courts."

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