New polls show that Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore’s once comfortable lead over Democrat Doug Jones has evaporated after the Washington Post published allegations against Moore from four women claiming he pursued them romantically or sexually in the late 1970s when they were ages ranging from 14 to 18. Though the polls generally show Moore now in a dog fight with Jones, a number of voters have said they are now more likely to vote for Moore after the allegations — allegations which Moore adamantly denies.
A JMC Analytics and Polling landline survey conducted Thursday through Saturday found that Moore now trails Jones by 4 points, 48% to 44%. About a month ago, JMC showed Moore ahead by 8 points.
Slightly less than a third (29%) of all respondents said they are more likely to vote for him now, while about the same percentage (28%) said they are less likely. A total of 34% said the allegations made no difference. The Hill notes that more Evangelicals say they are more likely to vote for Moore than are less likely to do so, 37% to 29%, respectively.