Monday, December 11, 2017

Energized Democrats, Disillusioned Republicans Give Jones Lead Over Moore in Alabama

A Fox News poll indicates that "Democrat Doug Jones holds a 10-point lead over Republican Roy Moore among likely voters in deep red Alabama." The poll suggests that Republican support for Moore has eroded in recent days. The special election is tomorrow, Dec. 12, to fill the congressional seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

This has been an emotionally charged special election. Moore, accused of sexual misconduct by several women, denies those allegations. Democrats opposed to Moore -- obviously because of party -- could be more motivated to vote in this election than in most because of the addition of those sexual accusations.

But Moore has a long history of being a religious fundamentalist. Combined, those two factors are enough to get even the least motivated Democratic voter to go to the polls.

The Fox News Poll of Alabama voters was conducted Thursday through Sunday "using traditional polling techniques, including a list-based probability sample with both landlines and cellphones." More at Fox News.