Politics Alabama poll: Moore and Jones tied following scandal

00:52  11 november  2017
00:52  11 november  2017 Source:   The Hill

Alabama Senate race a toss-up, new poll finds

  Alabama Senate race a toss-up, new poll finds <p>Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, lost his lead in the race after allegations that he had sexual contact with teenagers years ago, and the election is now a toss-up, a new poll indicated Sunday.</p>Moore trails Democratic candidate Doug Jones 46 percent to 42 percent among Alabama voters, a lead for the Democrat that is well within the poll's margin of error of 4.1 points, according to the new survey by Louisiana-based JMC Analytics. That finding is consistent with two overnight polls that were released since the allegations came to light Thursday.

Follow Us. Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn. Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Moore campaign: Washington Post story 'garbage' that defines 'fake news' © Provided by The Hill Moore campaign: Washington Post story 'garbage' that defines 'fake news' Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

Moore and Jones are tied at 46 percent in the new poll by Decision Desk and Opinion Savvy, with 82 percent of respondents aware of the new allegations leveled by named accusers in The Washington Post.

In RealClearPolitics's average of polls, which does not yet include the new poll, Moore is leading by 6 points. All of those polls were taken before the allegations of Moore's sexual conduct were reported.

'Women for Moore' to rally outside Alabama capitol

  'Women for Moore' to rally outside Alabama capitol Roy Moore will host a "Women for Moore" press conference on Friday, where women supporting the Alabama GOP Senate candidate will speak on his behalf as his campaign attempts to recover from allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls from years ago.An announcement posted on the An announcement posted on the Facebook page of Moore's wife Kayla encourages supporters to "join women from the state of Alabama who know Judge Roy Moore and have the courage to stand with him and his family against salacious accusations of s*xual misconduct.

Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore and Jones are tied at 46 percent in the new poll by Decision Desk

Democrat Doug Jones -- once thought to be a longshot in the Deep South -- has tied Republican nominee and former judge Roy Moore in Alabama 's US Senate race, a new poll shows.

Since the lion's share of respondents were aware of the allegations, it's likely that the new revelations are in part responsible for tightening the race.

The Post revealed on Thursday that an Alabama woman is accusing Moore of inappropriate sexual touching while she was 14 years old

Washington Republicans have rushed to distance themselves from Moore in the wake of the allegations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has called on him to step aside if the allegations are true. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee has ended its fundraising agreement with Moore's campaign.

Despite that pressure, 54 percent of voters - and 73 percent of Republicans - do not think Moore should step aside as the party's nominee.

Moore has denied all of the allegations and insisted that he will not step down.

Some Republicans have talked about the potential for a long-shot write-in campaign, but the polling data shows that a write-in candidate could give Democrats the edge.

In a contest between Moore, Jones or write in candidate Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Jones leads Moore by almost 3 points.

Strange was appointed to fill the seat after Jeff Sessions became attorney general but was defeated by Moore in the Republican special election primary.

The new poll surveyed 515 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.

Updated 2:28 p.m.

‘SNL': Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions Tells Roy Moore He’s ‘Too Alabama’ in Cold Open (Video) .
McKinnon's Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, try to convince Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of the scandal about Moore dating underage girls."Roy, I don't have to tell you that the Senate hangs in the balance," Bennett's Pence said. "We are trying to pass a tax reform plan this year to bring Mr. Trump's list of big legislative accomplishments to one. We can't lose your seat this December.""I know you are Bannon's guy, but this latest news about you is concerning," Pence continued. "Voters in Alabama will never elect someone who has had relations with a minor.

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