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Mediaite: Moore Has a Chance to Win Race

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By    |   Monday, 27 November 2017 05:35 PM

Beleaguered Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore could still pull off a win in 15 days, according to an analysis of polls compiled by Mediaite.

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

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

Mediaite also points to the phenomenon of "poll-shy voters" who don't voice support for a controversial candidate but will still vote for that person on Election Day.

"Showing public support for a guy who was allegedly banned from the Gadsden Mall for being a creeper could definitely force Moore voters into this camp — and create some artificial inflation in Jones's lead," writes Mediaite's Lawrence Bonk.

President Donald Trump has effectively endorsed Moore, a move that gave the Republican some oomph according to political gambling site PredictIt. Moore has a 65 percent chance of winning, a number that increased by 11 points since the president said a liberal shouldn't be in office.

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