No matter which Alabama Senate candidate you prefer, there’s a new poll today just for you.
Speaking perhaps to the close race one week from the Dec. 12 election between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore, two polls released Tuesday were split on their leader.
One poll had Moore leading by 7 points, another poll had Jones leading by 4 points.
A poll conducted Friday through Sunday by Florida-based Gravis Marketing had Jones with 48 percent support to Moore’s 44 percent. The poll sampled 1,276 likely voters and had a margin of error of 2.7 percent. According to Gravis, a nonpartisan research firm, the survey was conducted using interactive voice responses and an online panel of cell phone users.
A poll conducted Monday by Mobile-based Strategy Research for Raycom News Network had Moore with 50 percent support to Jones’ 43 percent. The poll collected responses from 3,200 participants over a two-hour period Monday night. The poll had a margin of error of 2 percent.
Recent polling has given an edge to Moore. Over the past week, Moore has led in five of seven polls. Another poll, commissioned by conservative donors, also had Moore in the lead.
“A lot of momentum coming in on Roy Moore’s side,” Strategy Research pollster Jonathan Gray said in the Raycom story. “I think we’re starting to see a change in the vote from a few weeks ago when Roy Moore was really losing Republicans across the board.”
Doug Kaplan, managing partner of Gravis Marketing, saw something different in his polling.
“When we saw the shift for Jones in the last poll, there was a movement of voters saying they were undecided, instead of coming out for Jones,” he said. “In this poll, either Jones is winning in the poll or people are being dishonest, because they don’t want to admit that they are actually voting for Moore.”
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Click here to read more about the Gravis poll.