LIVE: President Trump/Luther Strange Rally in Alabama to Fight off Roy Moore Insurgency
President Trump is scheduled to speak at 8 PM EST. He is holding the rally to campaign for his endorsed pick, Luther Strange, for the Senate seat in Alabama to replace Senator Jeff Sessions.
A new poll shows former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (R) leading Sen. Luther Strange (R) by eight points just days before the Republican primary for the Alabama Senate.
Moore, the favorite on the right, took 54 percent support in a Fox10 News/Strategy Research survey, while the incumbent Strange got 46 percent.
Moore has a solid 47 percent up against Strange’s 39 percent, with 13 percent undecided, in the latest JMC Analytics survey of 500 likely Alabama U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff voters in the upcoming September 26 runoff election.
When those who are leaning one way or another are included, Moore’s number rises to 50 percent, while Strange’s rises to 42 percent with 8 percent undecided — meaning his eight-point-spread holds either way. The survey’s margin of error is 4.4 percent, which means Moore’s lead is well outside that and holds strong heading into the final full week of the campaign. The poll was provided to Breitbart News on Sunday evening ahead of its Monday morning release.
People have been posting on social media to try and get Roy Moore supporters to crash the event by bringing their signs and booing/cheering when Strange/Moore get brought up.
The event only had tickets for about half of the total available seats, about 5,000 total. The last time President Trump was in the state of Alabama, he got at least 10,000 people to come out for him.
CORRECTION: The stadium is filled to capacity:
Capacity for arena where Trump’s rallying for Strange tonight is 10K, and it’s entirely full (to be sure, w/some Moore/Trump fans 2) #ALSen
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) September 22, 2017
Is this from lack of enthusiasm for Trump’s pick?
1. TRUMP IS SPEAKING
Trump has now called for the audience to vote for Luther Strange several times now to tepid applause from the audience.