Judge Roy Moore steamrolled over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s handpicked candidate in the Alabama Republican U.S. Senate primary to replace Jeff Sessions.
Swamp Creatures like Karl Rove quickly proclaimed he’d go on to cost the GOP a safe seat.
But one new poll completely destroys their narrative and is sure to keep Mitch McConnell up at night.
A new poll of the Alabama Senate race found that Roy Moore is 14 points up on his Democrat opponent, 56% to 39%.
But that’s not all…
The Axis Research poll shows the race is looking “less and less competitive” and gives Moore a 17-point lead over Democratic challenger Doug Jones.
“Not only is nearly half of the electorate (49%) DEFINITELY voting for Roy Moore, the data shows Moore has united the Republican Party following the Republican primary and the Republican run-off, and earns strong support throughout the conservative coalition,” the memo says.
It notes that Moore has a stronger lead over Jones than shown for the generic Republican against a generic Democrat — suggesting that Moore is doing better than would be expected for a more conventional Republican candidate.
Those numbers found that voters only preferred a “generic Republican” to a “generic Democrat” by a margin of 53% to 41%.
Meaning not only has Moore unified Alabama Republicans, he’s actually strengthening their coalition.
You can be sure these aren’t the results Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund expected to find when they examined the race.
And the polling memo goes on to note:
Voters in Alabama remained focused on two things, which also drove preferences and vote behavior in the 2016 elections: moral values and changing Washington. The prioritization of these two areas also continues to drive high marks for President Trump. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Alabama voters approve of the job President Trump is doing, with 45% giving his job performance STRONG approval.
That Alabama voters’ focus on “changing Washington” has the entire Republican establishment on edge.
And that’s a good thing for our country.
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