Skip to comments.Exclusive: Roy Moore rebounds in polls as accusations are discredited
Posted on 11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST by TigerClaws
Alabamas 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 Sanders, Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case, one from many years ago, to destroy a persons 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 doesnt need liberal Jones in the seat.
Let me just tell you, Roy Moore denies it. Thats 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 dont need a liberal person in there, a Democrat. Ive looked at his record its terrible on crime, its terrible on the border, its terrible on the military.
Tuesdays 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 Moores 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 Moores 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 Moores 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 years 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 Nelsons claim against Moore.
When I heard Beverly Nelsons 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.
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.
Bump to this, first I’ve heard of it, but I believe it.
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.
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?
I’m smiling at that new 8}
interesting corfman’s son
“Ive 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.
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.
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.
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.
would have made a big difference......maybe...
agree....the yearbook as evidence of an encounter in zero
More likely Bannon.
That picture is so true. Good to see this poll giving Roy a 7 point lead. GO ROY GO
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