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Poll: Doug Jones Leads Roy Moore By 3 Points

Poll: Doug Jones Leads Roy Moore By 3 Points
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By    |   Saturday, 02 December 2017 08:45 PM

Democrat Doug Jones holds a slight lead over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race just 10 days ahead of the special election, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll, with voters divided over Moore’s allegations.

Moore's campaign has been rocked by claims of sexual misconduct with teenage girls decades in the past. He has denied the accusations, but many lawmakers have called on him to step away from the race.

Fifty percent of likely voters said they would vote for Jones if the election were held today, while 53 percent said Jones, a former federal prosecutor, has higher standards of personal moral conduct. A margin of nearly nine points is needed to be statistically significant.

Nearly every poll taken since the accusations surfaced shows a nosedive in Moore's numbers, but according to RealClearPolitics, Jones leads by only one percentage point when all of those polls are averaged. Alabama is a red state, so that one percentage point might not mean much.

When asked whether Moore made unwanted advances toward teenage girls, 37 percent of voters said they had no opinion while 35 percent said he did. Twenty-eight percent said Moore did not.

The poll, conducted Nov. 27-30 by the research firm Abt Associates, queried 739 likely Alabama voters and has an overall error margin of +/-4.5 points.

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Democrat Doug Jones holds a slight lead over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race just 10 days ahead of the special election, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll, with voters divided over Moore's allegations.
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