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Fox Poll: Roy Moore Tied With Dem in Senate Race

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Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Brynn Anderson/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 10:41 PM

Democrat Doug Jones has pulled even with Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election, according to a Fox News Poll released Tuesday.

The two are tied at 42 percent support. But worse for Moore, Jones holds a one-point lead (46-45 percent) among the 53 percent of registered voters who are extremely or very interested in the race.

"This race exemplifies the difficulty the Republican Party has now," Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducted the poll with Democrat Chris Anderson, told Fox News.

"There is an element of the party that has had it with the establishment, had it with politics as usual, had it with political correctness," he said. "The fissure within the party means divisive primaries, controversial candidates, and hard choices for GOP voters once the general election rolls around."

Moore defeated sitting Republican Sen. Luther Strange in a runoff last month and will meet Jones in a December special election.

Moore had been polling ahead of Jones in the deeply red Alabama, which voted for President Donald Trump by 28 points. But the poll showed Jones has more party loyalty than Moore.

Jones is a former U.S. attorney who successfully prosecuted two Ku Klux Klan members involved in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham that killed four young black girls.

Moore gained popularity defending the public display of the Ten Commandments, but was forced out of office once for refusing to remove a Commandments display from the state supreme court building, and again for refusing to follow the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage.

The poll shows 42 percent of Moore's backers have reservations about him. Only 28 percent of Jones' supporters have reservations about the Democrat.

Additionally, 21 percent of Jones supporters say the are voting against Moore rather than for Jones. On the other side, only 7 percent of Moore's supporters say their vote is based on opposition to Jones.

Moore leads Jones with white evangelicals, white men without a college degree and gun owners. Jones leads among blacks, voters under 45 and women.

The poll was conducted Oct. 14-16 via telephone and talked to 801 voters throughout the state. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are tied at 42 percent support in polling before the Alabama Senate special election, but Jones holds a one-point lead (46-45 percent) among the 53 percent of registered voters who are extremely or very interested in the race
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