GOP wins House in Alabama, but Dems retake Senate

GOP Senate candidates have won big in Alabama in the race to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Republican Senator Luther Strange defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in the special election Tuesday, with President Donald Trump’s approval rating at 40 percent and the national disapproval rating at 56 percent, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

The poll shows that Trump’s support is holding steady at 34 percent, up 3 points since last week, when a CNN/Survey Monkey poll had the president’s approval standing at 41 percent.

The new poll was conducted from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

A total of 624 registered voters were interviewed in the survey, which was conducted by Hart Research Associates.

The margin of sampling error is plus or negative 3 percentage points among registered voters.

The poll was carried out before the Alabama Senate race was called when Moore’s candidacy was thrown into doubt over accusations that he pursued relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Moore has denied the allegations, saying they were fabricated by the Washington Post and the Democratic National Committee.