GOP Trump vs GOP Bannon in Alabama. @DavidMdrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

Sep 26, 2017, 03:55 AM

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GOP Trump vs GOP Bannon in Alabama. @DavidMdrucker @JohnFund @ThadMcCotter

Sen. Luther Strange trails Roy Moore by 4 percentage points in a new poll shared first with the Washington Examiner, putting him within striking distance of the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in a special GOP primary election runoff nearly five weeks before Election Day.

Moore won the first round, defeating Strange by 6 points, 38.9 percent to 32.8 percent; Rep. Mo Brooks finished with 19.7 percent. Initial polling of the Sept. 26 runoff showed Moore jumping out to a big lead over Strange. But in the first operator live-dial called made public, the race is much closer, with Moore edging the senator 45 percent to 41 percent.

The survey of 601 Republican primary voters was conducted Aug. 21 - Aug. 23 by the GOP and has an error margin of plus or minus 4 points. Republican pollster Jan van Lohuizen produced the survey for Senate Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.