Politics Poll: Large majority believes Moore should drop out

00:51  15 november  2017
00:51  15 november  2017 Source:   The Hill

Poll: Moore, Jones neck and neck in Alabama Senate race

  Poll: Moore, Jones neck and neck in Alabama Senate race GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and his Democratic opponent Doug Jones are neck and neck in Alabama's Senate race just three weeks ahead of the December election, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by Strategy Research for the Montgomery-based Raycom News Network, shows Moore receiving 47 percent of the vote, with Jones at 45 percent. Five percent of respondents were undecided, while 3 percent said they plan to cast their ballots for write-in candidates.The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, meaning that Jones and Moore are in a statistical tie.

Americans believe by a nearly three-to-one margin that Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the race for the state's Senate seat, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

A new poll says a majority of Americans believe Moore should drop out of the race. But the polling is mixed on whether Moore is in trouble. Some surveys still show him ahead while others show his Democratic opponent surging.

Roy Moore’s problem — now we believe the victim’s story © Provided by The Hill Roy Moore’s problem — now we believe the victim’s story Americans believe by a nearly three-to-one margin that Alabama Republican Roy Moore should drop out of the race for the state's Senate seat, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Sixty-three percent of Americans say that Moore should step aside amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Only 23 percent surveyed believe he should stay in the race.

"Roy Moore has to go, say American voters," said Tim Mallow, assistant director of the Quinnipiac survey. "But the only voters who matter are in Alabama."

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.

A majority of voters across the U.S. in a new Morning Consult/Politico poll says Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore should drop out of the race amid sexual misconduct accusations.

Mitch McConnell Calls on Roy Moore to Drop Out of Alabama Senate Race. McConnell, who had previously called on Moore to withdraw from the Alabama senate election if the allegations of a sexual encounter with an underage girl proved true, said at the event, “I believe the women.”

Moore has reaffirmed his commitment to continue the race, despite the growing number of Senate Republicans calling for him to end his candidacy.

However, 43 percent of all voters say they disapprove of how Republican officials have handled the accusations, while only 25 percent approve.

Republicans are torn on the issue, with 31 percent offering their approval, 29 percent disapproving and 40 percent, a plurality, unsure.

Voters believe, 51 percent to 19 percent, that the charges against Moore are true.

GOP Senate leadership has mentioned the possibility of a write-in candidate for the December election to oppose Moore, and some have threatened to expel him from the chamber if he wins.

The Washington Post first reported the testimony of a woman who says she was 14 when Moore, then a 32-year-old district attorney, engaged in a sexual encounter with her. Other women said that Moore pursued them romantically while they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his 30s.

On Monday, a new accuser said the Senate hopeful had sexually assaulted her when she was 16, offering a signature she says he left in her high school yearbook as evidence.

Moore has denied any sexual misconduct and says he's never met his latest accuser.

Quinnipiac University questioned 937 voters about Moore via landlines and cellphones. The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.


Ryan: Roy Moore allegations 'disqualifying if true' .
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) on Thursday, saying the allegations are "disqualifying if true." "These allegations are disqualifying if true. Anyone who would do this to a child has no place in public office, let alone the United States Senate," Ryan said in a statement.In a bombshell report in The Washington P ost on Thursday, Moore was accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32.Leigh Corfman, now 53, said Moore asked for her phone number and the pair met later on two separate occasions.

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