Alabama GOP Senate nominee and also a former Chief Justice Roy Moore has received immense backlash recently following accusations of sexual misconduct on his part with teenage girls that has reportedly taken place over 40 years ago.
Obtained by Conservative Tribune:
Moore has steadfastly and vehemently denied the allegations against him, even as the mainstream media, Democrats and even many Republicans have seemingly already convicted him in the court of public opinion, demanding he step aside from the special senatorial election.
Yet, despite the flurry of unverifiable attacks on Moore’s reputation and credibility — or perhaps because of them — Moore is still leading his Democrat opponent Doug Jones in a major statewide poll, according to The Daily Caller.
Rather than see his support plummet to near zero, as the forces aligned against him seemed to think would happen, Moore still enjoys a six-point lead in a broad survey of 3,000 likely voters in the state’s special election.
And that has to be scaring Democrats.
According to the poll by WALA, in conjunction with polling firm Strategy Research, likely voters in Alabama favor Moore over Jones by a count of 49-43 percent, with about 8 percent of voters remaining undecided. The poll had a margin of error of 2 percent.
Admittedly, Moore’s support slipped by about 3 percent, while Jones gained 2 percent and undecideds gained 1 percent, but Moore’s lead remains comfortable.
However, when asked specifically about the allegations against Moore, 35 percent of voters stated that the onslaught against the candidate made them more likely to vote for him, while only 11 percent said they made it less likely they would vote for him, with 18 percent saying it made them undecided or did not matter to them at all.
About 36 percent of respondents said they intended to vote for Jones regardless of the allegations against Moore.
Of the 8 percent undecided in the broader poll, 6 percent said they were more likely to vote for Moore while 51 percent stated the allegations made no difference to them. Some 44 percent of the undecideds stated they were less likely to vote for Moore.
A separate, much smaller poll of only 575 likely voters in the special election — conducted by JMC Analytics with a margin of error of 4 percent — showed Jones leading Moore by a margin of 4 percent, meaning the race could conceivably be tied.
The 46-42 percent lead for Jones over Moore is a switch from the previous poll by this firm that had Moore leading 48-40 percent, with 9 percent undecided.
However, despite the allegations against him, voters still viewed Moore as qualified to hold the Senate office by a count of 47-43 percent, and 29 percent of voters stated they were more likely to vote for Moore because of the allegations while 33 percent said they made no difference.
The Democrats and their media allies likely thought the bombshell allegations they dropped on Moore — conveniently just days after ballots were finalized and he couldn’t be replaced by another candidate — would seal his fate and assure a victory for Democrats.
But Moore has not acquiesced to the immense pressure placed on him — by the leadership of his own party no less — to bow out in the face of unproven and unverifiable allegations from four decades ago.
Instead, Roy Moore is pushing back, threatening lawsuits against those who have thrown dirt at his name and reputation and calling out the establishment of his own party for their spineless lack of will in standing up to the dirty tricks of their enemies and rivals.
The mainstream media has done a terrific job here, putting everybody against the GOP candidate. However, it’s good to see him not giving up, and still continuing the fight.
Alabama’s voters will decide if he has done the right thing or not.
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