Politics Alabama Senate race a toss-up, new poll finds

22:35  12 november  2017
22:35  12 november  2017 Source:   MSN

Alabama poll: Moore and Jones tied following scandal

  Alabama poll: Moore and Jones tied following scandal 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.

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U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Doug Jones' election sign is posted around the Jefferson County, Alabama area prior to the upcoming special election against Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore in Hoover, Alabama, U.S. November 10, 2017. © REUTERS/Marvin Gentry U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Doug Jones' election sign is posted around the Jefferson County, Alabama area prior to the upcoming special election against Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore in Hoover, Alabama, U.S. November 10, 2017. WASHINGTON - 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.

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.

The Latest: Moore uses sex claims to raise money

  The Latest: Moore uses sex claims to raise money The Latest on the debate over Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who faces allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year old girl decades ago. (all times local):4:30 p.m.Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate race on allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s.Moore wrote in his fundraising pitch that "the vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute." He told supporters that he's counting on them to stand with him by "chipping in a donation,"Moore4:30 p.m.

Senate Ratings & Polls . 2016 Senate Election Results. What Happens: 50-50 Senate . Georgia's 6th congressional district special election remains a nail-biter, a new poll from Landmark Communications for WSB-TV finds .

Republican Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by 8 points in Alabama 's upcoming U.S. Senate special election, a new poll finds . And you want to avoid the trap that you fell into in Georgia by building expectations for a race that’s going to be difficult to win.”

Before the news broke, Moore had an eight-point lead in the race, reflecting Alabama's heavily Republican tilt. The election is scheduled for Dec. 12.

Republican leaders nationally have been trying to persuade Moore to quit the race. But the former Alabama Supreme Court justice, a staunch religious conservative, has insisted he will not quit, saying the allegations against him by four women are politically inspired.

Some Republicans have talked about mounting a write-in campaign for another candidate. Others fear that would merely split the party's vote and hand the election to Jones.

The poll showed Democrats united behind Jones, but Republicans split over whether to support Moore. It also showed that Moore's campaign had largely failed to convince the state's voters that Jones is too far to the left - only 31 percent of poll respondents said they saw him as a "liberal," with 26 percent calling him moderate and 37 percent saying they did not know.

Senate GOP running out of options to stop Moore .
Senate Republicans are increasingly resigned to Roy Moore's candidacy.In the past week, they tried to pressure Moore to drop out by siding with the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. He refused.

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