After the hotly anticipated Georgia Special Election, all eyes are on the lookout for other deep-red states with a solid potential of turning blue.
This week, a newly released Emerson College poll suggests former Judge Ray Moore is leading in the polls, just two weeks away from the Alabama’s Special Election on September 26. Incumbent Senator Luther Strange is currently pulling in 26 percent of voter support, compared to Moore’s 40 percent.
Alabama has long been known as a red state, with President Donald Trump having secured the state by nearly 30 percentage points over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Fifty-two percent of voters polled by Emerson College approved of President Trump’s job performance, compared to 36 percent who say they do not.
‘Regardless of who wins the divisive nomination it appears Democrat Doug Jones will start in a competitive position for the General election as he trails Strange 40 percent to 43 percent, and Moore 40 percent to 44 percent, well within the polls 2.8% margin of error.’
Jones has continually reaped the benefits stemming from the deeply divided state GOP. Things are looking so poorly in the battle between Moore and Strange, that a whopping 31 percent of Strange’s voters said they’d vote for Jones over Moore if it came down to it. Based on the Emerson College poll, Democrats may actually stand a chance in flipping the seat blue. President Donald Trump previously backed Strange, who was appointed to the position when Attorney General Jeff Sessions was appointed to the Cabinet.
The poll combined data from 416 likely voters between September 8 and 9. The poll has a margin of error of 4.8 percent.
Based on the responses from Twitter, though, people are rooting for Jones.
Featured Image via Getty Images.