Roy Moore Maintains Lead in Polls Despite Trump Rally for Opponent Luther Strange

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, also known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” is maintaining his lead in the polls ahead of Tuesday’s primary runoff election despite President Donald Trump’s appearance at a rally on Friday for his opponent, Luther Strange.

The data analytics group Optimus, which conducted a poll on Friday and Saturday, has Moore at 55.4 percent versus Strange at 44.6 percent. An Emerson College Polling Society survey found its results to be similar, with Moore at 50 percent versus Strange at 40 percent.

A Big League Politics-Gravis Marketing survey has the margin a bit tighter, but with Moore still leading 48 to 40 percent.

On Friday, President Trump traveled to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville to rally for Strange, but reports state that those in attendance cheered louder for Trump than Strange, and a number of attendees said that they went to the rally to see Trump rather than support Strange.

“Strange’s campaign organized the rally and corralled reporters in a pen far from the thousands of rally-goers—many of whom said in interviews outside the arena that they were there to see the president and planned to vote for Moore on Tuesday, not Strange. Four Moore supporters stationed outside with campaign signs were absolutely giddy that so many passersby told them that they planned to vote for Moore,” the Washington Post reports.

“I might have made a mistake. I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake,” Trump admitted at one point during the rally, but added that he believes Strange and Moore are “both good men.”

“If his opponent (Moore) wins, I’m going to be here campaigning like [expletive] for him. But, I have to say this … Luther will definitely win,” he asserted, also remarking Strange is a “tough, tough cookie” who is going to “kick everyone’s [expletive]” in the race.

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On Thursday, during a debate with Strange, Moore declared that America must be godly before it can be great.

“Our foundation has been shaken. Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land,” he lamented. “When we become one nation under God again, when liberty and justice for all reigns across our land, we will be truly good again.”

Moore likewise told attendees of a Methodist church on Sunday, “I’ll bring the knowledge of God, and knowledge of the Constitution to Washington. That’s what I intend to do; that’s what I’ll do.”

As previously reported, various evangelical leaders have endorsed Moore, including Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and actor Chuck Norris, who identifies as a Christian.

50 pastors across the state of Alabama, including Jim Nelson of Church of the Living God in Moulton, Steve Sanders of Victory Baptist Church in Millbrook, Bill Snow of Edgewood Church in Anniston, Bruce Jenkins of Young’s Chapel in Piedmont, Paul Hubbard of Lakeview Baptist Church in Montgomery and Myron Mooney of Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, have also signed a letter endorsing Moore.

“From the pulpit to hospital rooms, from wedding altars to the funeral home, from the Capitol to our prisons, we are called to serve Jesus Christ in every area of life. With our calling comes a responsibility to address such compelling cultural issues as the special election for United States Senate,” they wrote.

Rep. Mo Brooks, who had been running in the primary alongside Strange and Moore, endorsed Moore after coming in third during the primaries.

“The Senate race comes down to this: We are in an epic battle between the people of Alabama who put America first and the Washington swamp that hopes to buy Alabama’s Senate seat and put America second,” he said in a statement.

“All of America is watching Alabama to see who wins. I can’t speak for anyone else, but, as for me, I stand with America. I have voted for Roy Moore because Roy Moore not only stands with America, he will fight for America. I urge you to join that fight.”

As previously reported, Moore is known as the “Ten Commandments Judge” as he was ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 following a battle over a Ten Commandments monument he had erected in the high court’s rotunda.

He was reelected in 2012 as chief justice, but the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended him again last year following a trial over a memo he released in 2016, advising that his colleagues had not reversed a decision prohibiting probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals as per the Alabama Constitution. After the suspension was upheld in April, Moore resigned and soon announced his run for U.S. Senate.

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  • Jack-b-Quicker

    Trump clean up your mouth. Politicians make me sick.

    • mr goody two shoes

      This is him with a cleaned up mouth. Give the guy credit where credits due.

      • Jack-b-Quicker

        No credit is due. Do something worthy of credit and I’ll give it. So far he is becoming the likely candidate for the one that is going to attack Iran and bring us into a NWO. So, not particularly fond of his work.

  • Garbage Adams

    Moore broke the law.

    • mr goody two shoes

      And I hope he breaks it a thousand times Moore. And becomes president to .

      • Garbage Adams

        Listen to yourself.

      • MCrow

        If he wants to break the law in the name of his religion, he should not take an oath to uphold the law. That is bearing false witness, and last I checked, a bit no-no

    • Michael C

      Yup. He defied our Constitution.

      • Etranger

        It is kind of surprising that Trump is campaigning for the opponent since he loves Constitution-breakers (e.g., Arpaio)!!

        • Garbage Adams

          In this case I don’t know much about the opponent, but Moore is such a disaster of a human being it’s difficult to imagine how his opponent could be worse.

    • NCOriolesFan

      Roy followed God’s law which is above and beyond our Constitution.

      • MCrow

        Then he should be a pastor, not a lawmaker who must swear to uphold the constitution.

        • NCOriolesFan

          Political office is for anyone who qualifies, including you.

          • MCrow

            I didn’t say he didn’t qualify, but if he is going to swear to uphold the Constitution, I expect him to do it

      • Peter Leh

        not if you are to be a law maker. Shall we bring back slavery? God’s law allows it.

        Oh yeah.. you ARE and NC fan. 🙂

  • mr goody two shoes

    Wels pastors as policy leave who one should vote for up to each member of wels. Even when one of the person’s running is a WELS member.

  • Nidalap

    All those liberal-speak ads against Moore by the Senate leadership has been the kiss of death for Strange’s campaign.
    Shows that Trump supporters won’t blindly follow his wishes if he backs a candidate they don’t like…

    • Peter Leh

      OR… a regret of voting for trump.

      Keep in mind this is a primary. But no, white conservative evangelicals WILL vote for OJ SImpson or Jared Folge if he ran with an R next to his name.

  • Herb Planter

    Woot GO Moore! Praise Jesus!

  • NCOriolesFan

    Go Roy Go !