Washington Post Poll of Alabama Senate Race Oversamples Democrats

Washington Post Poll of Alabama Senate Race Oversamples Democrats

Washington Post Poll of Alabama Senate Race Oversamples Democrats

President Trump is fully endorsing Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore in one of the most important elections of our lifetime. It has a 3.8 point margin of error for questions based upon the entire sample and a 4.8 point margin of error for likely voters. Despite the allegations against Moore though, polls still show the Republican candidate is the favorite to win the race with the RealClearPolitics average of polls putting Moore ahead by 2.5 points.

Meanwhile, a CBS News/You Gov poll shows that 71 percent of Alabama Republicans believe the allegations against Moore are false, and almost all those believe that Democrats and the media concocted the allegations. Moore has denied the allegations.

Among Republicans who say they don't believe the allegations, 92 percent say Democrats are behind the charges and 88 percent say the media are.

"Roy Moore should step aside, the women who've come forward are entirely credible", McConnell said last month.

Roy Moore and Doug Jones deadlocked in Alabama Senate race, new poll shows
71 Percent of Alabama Republicans Don't Believe Claims Against Roy Moore

Moore was leading Democrat Doug Jones 49 to 43 percent among voters likely to cast ballots in the December 12 special election, CBS said. A JMC Analytics Poll of 650 registered Alabama voters had Moore with 48 percent support and Jones with 43 percent. One of the accusers, Leigh Corfman, told The Washington Post she was 14 and Mr. Moore was 32 when he touched her over her underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear. And an Emerson College poll released Tuesday showed 53 percent of likely Alabama voters supported Moore.

Moore, who beat incumbent Sen.

Moore had a six-point advantage before the Washington Post on November 9 revealed allegations that he had made improper sexual advances on teenage girls in the 1970s when he was in his 30s.

The accusations against Moore are much more serious than those against Trump, and, because of his long history as a divisive figure in Alabama, he was already facing a possibly-competitive race before the allegations came out. Eighty percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they trust Moore over Jones on abortion.

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