Democrat Doug Jones leading Roy Moore by 10 points in Fox Poll as surveys diverge

December 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

With less than 24 hours to go until polls open in the Senate special election, a new Fox News Poll shows Democratic candidate Doug Jones with a sizable 10-point lead over Republican Roy Moore.

The poll, released Monday morning, shows Jones with consolidated support among Democrats, a large lead among independents and one-in-10 Republican voters crossing over to vote for the former U.S. attorney. Such a coalition has been the hope of Jones’ camp since the race began.

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President Trump says “We Need Roy Moore”

December 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday.

Moore has been opposed by both the Republican and Democratic Establishments in Washington.

Trump said that the Washington elites have corrupted the system “resisting change.”

“This is a rigged system, this is a sick system from the inside,” Trump said at the rally just 25 miles from the border of Alabama.
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Frank Matthews urges Black voters to write in Robert Kennedy for US Senate

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Recent Birmingham Mayoral candidate, civil rights activist, anti-Confederate monuments community organizer, and longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews is urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic Party U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones; but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday.

Kennedy is a former U.S. Navy Commander who graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was elected as class president, and has a Master’s degree from Duke.  Kennedy performed well in early polls of the Democratic Primary.  This was attributed to his famous sounding name.

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Marked sample ballots found in Bullock County

December 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Secretary State John Merrill announced the discovery of marked sample ballots being distributed to voters in Bullock County on Tuesday.

“On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 5:10 PM, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill received a report from an official at the Roy Moore Campaign team indicating that there were sample ballots that had been marked for Doug Jones, the United States Senate candidate for the Democrat party, that were being distributed from the Probate Office in Union Springs,” The Secretary of State’s office said in a statement.
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Poll: Alabama Republican voters embrace Roy Moore

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A new CBS poll, conducted by YouGov, released over the weekend shows that Doug Jones’ tactic of winning using  accusations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore liked to date teenagers, when he was in his 30s, appears to be a disastrous failure.

According to a poll of 1,073 registered voters, if the election were held today: Moore would win handily with 49 percent of the vote. Democratic Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones would get just 43 percent.  Four percent said that they would vote for someone else – there are at least four different write-in campaigns to choose from. Four percent are still undecided.

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Moore has five-to-seven-point lead in three new polls

November 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Two new polls show that Roy Moore still has a sizable lead over Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in the battle for U.S. Senate.

A new Emerson College poll shows that Jones still trails Moore 53 percent to 47 percent despite accusations of sexual impropriety in the national press and the mainstream media. The Emerson poll was conducted between Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 and has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.

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Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating holds steady six months into term

November 1, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating is holding high and steady as she finishes out her sixth month since taking office.

In a new Morning Consult poll conducted from July 1 to Sept. 30, 62 percent of those polled said they approved of the job Ivey is doing as governor, down only three points since the last poll was released in July. Her disapproval rating dropped 1 percentage point from 13 percent disapproval to 12 percent disapproval.

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Moore Campaign responds to Washington Post articles on Foundation for Moral Law

October 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign accused the reporters from the Washington Post of sleazy tactics and innuendo in the recent story related to Moore and the Foundation for Moral Law.

“The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” Armistead said.  “Judge Moore is man of impeccable character who served our country during a time of war in Vietnam and is a true patriot who does not back down from those who violate our constitution.  He has always served with integrity and according to the highest ethical standards.”
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Poll: Moore less than 6 points ahead of Jones, also Alabamians’ opinions on national controversies

October 2, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A new poll in the U.S. Senate race places former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by less than 6 percentage points.

The telephone poll, conducted and sponsored by Decision Desk HQ, sampled 590 likely voters in the election. It was conducted last week and released on Saturday.

Former U.S. Attorney Jones polled at 44.5 percent of the vote, which put him behind Moore who polled at 50.2 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 4 percentage points, putting Jones just out of reach from a statistical tie with Moore.

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Moore endorsed by primary opponents

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore’s campaign picked up several endorsements from former Republican primary challengers as the election draws closer.

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, endorsed Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions on Saturday.

Brooks finished third in the Aug. 15, Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 19.7 percent of the vote. Moore has also been endorsed by state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, and former Alabama Christian Coalition President Randy Brinson who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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