Trump on election day: Strange has climbed in polls since my endorsement

Trump on election day: Strange has climbed in polls since my endorsement
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President Trump said early Tuesday that Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeLoyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party In GOP primaries, Trump can hurt someone, but can he help? Trump loyalty tests, surging number of women winners defines Tuesday's election results MORE (R-Ala.) has climbed in the polls since the president endorsed him, a comment that comes the day of the Alabama Republican primary runoff.

“Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement. Finish the job - vote today for ‘Big Luther,’ ” Trump wrote on Twitter.

A poll conducted after Trump campaigned for Strange in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday night, however, showed Trump’s endorsement last month has not had much of an effect on the race.

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads Strange by approximately 11 points in that poll, which was released on election eve.

“Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama. Vote for Senator Luther Strange, tough on crime & border - will never let you down!” Trump tweeted late Monday evening.

The closely watched Alabama Senate primary has allied Trump with Senate Republican leadership, but has placed him against his base of supporters. Moore's backers, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have sought to portray Strange as a member of the establishment who must be ousted from Washington.

The winner of the Tuesday runoff will head to the December general election, where Republicans will defend the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLaura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry DHS secretary defends Trump administration's migrant policies MORE.

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