Following the explosive allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32, a poll found that the race between him and Democrat Doug Jones in the deep red state was now a dead heat.
Well, we now have another poll out, and this one shows Jones in the lead for the first time.
In the new JMC Analytics survey, which was conducted between November 9th and 11th, 46% of respondents said they would vote for Jones compared to 42% of those who support Moore for the Senate. 9% said they were undecided. Among those who are undecided, 48% said they were leaning towards Jones compared to 44% for Moore. JMC’s previous poll had Moore up by eight points.
Voters were also asked if the allegations against Moore would make them more or less likely to vote for the ex-Alabama judge. 38% said the accusations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 33% said they made no difference. However, 29% actually said the allegations of teen sex abuse made it more likely that they’d vote for Moore.
Republicans in Washington have distanced themselves from Moore in the wake of the explosive report and have called on Moore to step aside in the race.
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