Roy Moore’s lead slips in new poll

November 14, 2017

A new poll on the Alabama Senate race, released November 12, gives Democrat Doug Jones his first lead over Republican Roy Moore. However, the race for the seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains close, AL.com reported.

Louisiana-based JMC Analytics conducted the poll after allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore on three separate occasions with teen-aged girls were reported on November 9 by The Washington Post.

In the poll, Jones received 46% support, as compared 42% still in favor of Moore. With a margin of error of 4%, however, the race is essentially a statistical tie. Nine percent of respondents said they had not decided yet.

It’s the second poll since the allegations came out that reveals a loss of support for Moore. A Decision Desk HQ/Opinion Savvy poll released on November 10 had the race tied at 46-46.

Meanwhile, three other polls conducted after The Post allegations gave Moore a slight lead—but all acknowledged that his chance of winning was dwindling.

In stark contrast are the findings of a poll released November 10 exclusively to alt-right Breitbart News, a publication led by Stephen Bannon— the former White House strategy adviser who has endorsed Moore, campaigned on his behalf and spoken in his defense immediately following the report of sexual misconduct. That poll, alone—conducted by WT&S Consulting—gave Moore an 11-point lead.

Research contact:  john@winwithjmc.com

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