Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, speaks at the God Save American Revival Conference at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Ala., on November 14. They're more likely to vote for him because he'll "cast conservative votes" (52 percent) and support the president's agenda (49 percent). The error margin is 3.5 points among the sample of 1,110 registered voters and 4.5 points among the sample of 739 likely voters.
Among all likely voters, almost two out of ten (18%) think the allegations, whether true or false, are not serious.
A new poll revealed Moore holds a steady lead ahead of Alabama's special election.
The new Washington Post poll is the only one of the four polls included in the latest Real Clear Politics (RCP) Average of Polls (which shows Moore with a 2.5 point lead over Jones) that shows Jones in the lead.
President Trump cited Democrat refusal on tax reform as the main reason to have Moore in the Senate.
This blanket denial is contrast to national Republican lawmakers, many of whom disavowed Moore in the days after the initial Washington Post report came out, telling the public that they believed the women who had come forward. So, when a candidate vehemently denies all of the allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, including misconduct with a 14-year-old, and is supported by a wife who agrees that all of her husband's accusers are liars, that candidate may have a good chance of getting elected.
The poll also finds 58% of all Alabama voters think abortion should be illegal. Even so, fifty-three percent of voters said Jones has higher standards of personal moral conduct, compared to 34 percent who said the same about Moore. Just 35 percent of likely voters said they believe Moore pursued relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, while 37 percent said they are either unsure or do not have an opinion, and 28 percent said they do not believe the allegations, the poll found.