Do These 2 New Polls Signal Trouble for Roy Moore in the AL-Sen. Election?

By NTK Staff | 11.13.2017 @11:59am
Do These 2 New Polls Signal Trouble for Roy Moore in the AL-Sen. Election?

After bombshell allegations that Roy Moore pursued relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s, two new polls show Democrat Doug Jones running close.

It’s been a tough week for Roy Moore, candidate for the U.S. Senate election in Alabama this December. Members of the Republican establishment have called for him to step aside after allegations he pursued relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Now, new polls suggest Moore is feeling the heat.

Three new polls came out since The Washington Post published the allegations, two with bad news for Moore.

  • JMC Analytics was the worst poll for Moore, finding Democrat Doug Jones ahead by four points (46-42), with nine percent of voters undecided. When leaners are included, Jones is still ahead by four (48-44).
  • Opinion Savvy and Decision Desk HQ found Moore ahead of Jones by only a sliver (46.4-46). More than eighty percent of voters have read, seen, or heard about the allegation against Moore.
  • Emerson College had the best news for Moore, finding he’s still ahead by 10 (55-45). Moreover, 59 percent said the Post‘s story made no difference in their choice.

Of note: Emerson missed the mark on the August 15 primary in Alabama, predicting in their final poll that incumbent Sen. Luther Strange would defeat Moore 32-29 (in fact, Moore beat Strange 39-33, forcing a runoff).

It’s unlikely at this point that Moore will step aside, but new polling suggests Alabama could elect a Democrat to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat, a result no one foresaw when Sessions first accepted the new job.

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