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Exclusive: Roy Moore rebounds in polls as accusations are discredited
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Posted on 11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST by TigerClaws

Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones.

In a poll conducted by Sky Research on Tuesday Nov. 21 among registered Alabama voters, the results show Moore with 46.7 percent support to Jones’ 39.6 percent. 13.7 percent of voters polled remain undecided. With a margin of error of 3.1 percent, Moore maintains significant lead over Jones, but the undecided voters could swing the election either way.

When asked “Do you consider your political views to be more in line with the Republican or Democrat party?,” 62.3 percent of 1,059 respondents identified as Republican, while 37.7 percent Democrat.

The results come as President Donald Trump on Tuesday avowed his support for the former Alabama Chief Justice for first time since Moore was accused of sexually pursuing at least nine women when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens. Trump had previously said, through the White House ​Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander​s, “Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case, one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life​. However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside.”

On Tuesday, Trump himself said Moore “totally denies” the allegations against him. Reiterating that the country doesn’t “need” liberal Jones in the seat.

“Let me just tell you, Roy Moore denies it. That’s all I can say. He denies it. By the way, he totally denies it,” Trump told reporters as he was departing Washington for his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Thanksgiving holiday. “I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat. I’ve looked at his record — it’s terrible on crime, it’s terrible on the border, it’s terrible on the military.”

Tuesday’s poll comes in sharp contrast to Louisiana-based JMC Analytics poll AL.com reported on just a week ago Sunday, just three days after the allegations first came out.

“The poll had Jones received 46 percent support in the poll to Moore’s 42 percent. With a margin of error of 4 percent, however, the race is essentially a statistical tie,” reported AL.com.

Since that time, women from across the state have stepped forward defending Moore’s character. On Friday, on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, more than 30 women stood united in their support of the embattled nominee.

There, Ann Eubank, the statewide co-chair of Rainy Day Patriots, and the legislative chair of the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs, spoke on behalf of Moore’s character going so far as to say if the ” state Republican Party decide to remove Moore from the ballot, or if they worked to disallow or decertify an election won by Moore, there would be a revolt, which she said would be ‘bad’ for Republicans in next year’s statewide election.”

Among the accusations that have been debunked is that Moore was banned from the Gadsen Mall. A former manager appeared on WBRC news to say though they did have written reports of those who were banned he did not recall Moore ever being on that list.

That report is in addition to statements released on Monday, where several witnesses came forward to discredit the accusations made by Beverly Nelson and her lawyer Gloria Allred against Moore. On Monday, Rhonda Ledbetter, a retired public school teacher who is currently the senior choir director at a Baptist church and teaches children at a local, church-sponsored day care center, went on record debunking Beverly Nelson’s claim against Moore.

“When I heard Beverly Nelson’s story, there were several details that were different from what I remember. I was nervous at coming forward because of all the attention this story has gotten, but as a moral and ethical person I had to speak up about what I know to be true,” Ledbetter recounted. “I was a waitress at Olde Hickory for almost three years from 1977-1979, and I never saw Roy Moore come in to the restaurant. Not one time.”

Moore faces the Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the special election on Dec. 12.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; douchejones; dougjones; feminist; harpy; harridan; moore; noonan; polls; roymoore; subjectivesurveys; trivia
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1 posted on 11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I’ve read reports that this smeer was intented for 2 weeks before the election. Breitbart got wind of it and the post rushed it out early.


2 posted on 11/22/2017 7:29:44 PM PST by JohnyBoy (The GOP Senate is intentionally trying to lose the majority.)
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To: JohnyBoy

Bump to this, first I’ve heard of it, but I believe it.


3 posted on 11/22/2017 7:32:39 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: TigerClaws

4 posted on 11/22/2017 7:32:43 PM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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To: TigerClaws
There will be more claims (without evidence to back them up)...count on it.The hope is to convince the 13% undecided to support the Marxist.
5 posted on 11/22/2017 7:33:12 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: JohnyBoy

Wow!

Breitbart did have an article early on the day the smear came out, warning that the Post was going to come out with an attack, so those reports are plausible.


6 posted on 11/22/2017 7:33:56 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: JohnyBoy

Two weeks, or even two days, is a favorite liberal time frame for a smear campaign. There is enough time to get it into their news channels; not enough for the truth to come out. Remember the old drunk driving charges on George W. Bush which turned what wasn’t even supposed to be a close election into a cliffhanger?


7 posted on 11/22/2017 7:36:25 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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8 posted on 11/22/2017 7:39:09 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: TigerClaws

I’m smiling at that new 8}


9 posted on 11/22/2017 7:41:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: TigerClaws

interesting corfman’s son

http://gotnews.com/exclusive-leigh-corfmans-son-jeff-sessions-can-suck-big-one/


10 posted on 11/22/2017 7:43:24 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Eddie01
JUST a picture of Mitch McConnell


11 posted on 11/22/2017 7:44:38 PM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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To: JohnyBoy

“I’ve read reports that this smeer was intented for 2 weeks before the election. Breitbart got wind of it and the post rushed it out early.”

I was wondering just that. The accusations came out on Nov. 9th, almost 5 weeks prior to the election...and plenty of time for Moore to fight back. It seemed way, way, too early.

Given early voting, 2 weeks is just about right for an October Surprise.

Gloria, Ted Cruz, and the others better HURRY and round up some more Democrat operatives to play victim, or they may just be stuck with Moore in the Senate.


12 posted on 11/22/2017 7:47:10 PM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: TigerClaws

Well, well, well.

Looks like these secularist haters just sprang a trap... on themselves.

Hasn’t anybody ever heard of “Going over the top”?

Well they just did. Went over the top. Jumped the shark.

Look, Roy isn’t perfect. What Christian on earth is?

But what still needs to be done is God’s problem, and God has promised.


13 posted on 11/22/2017 7:47:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: TigerClaws

As Mark Levin said, some people also think killing babies is immoral and some people are going vote against that. Liberals are not champions of morality.


14 posted on 11/22/2017 7:55:04 PM PST by conservative98
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To: TigerClaws

Trump will probably announce next week that he will campaign for Moore. He’ll probably do a big primetime campaign speech like he did for Big Luther. And this will help.


15 posted on 11/22/2017 7:58:39 PM PST by conservative98
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To: TigerClaws
Here's the guy that FIRST got the Conyers scoop:


16 posted on 11/22/2017 8:01:28 PM PST by gaijin (Basically Obama lawyers would blatantly make up some totally groundless allegation against a fat cas)
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To: JohnyBoy

would have made a big difference......maybe...


17 posted on 11/22/2017 8:02:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eddie01

agree....the yearbook as evidence of an encounter in zero


18 posted on 11/22/2017 8:04:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: conservative98

More likely Bannon.


19 posted on 11/22/2017 8:07:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Eddie01

That picture is so true. Good to see this poll giving Roy a 7 point lead. GO ROY GO


20 posted on 11/22/2017 8:20:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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