Roy Moore, the Republican iconoclast accused of sexual misconduct, is leading the Republicans in a new poll on the upcoming Alabama Senate run. Moore narrowly lost a special election to occupy the seat of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on charges of several women that he had inappropriately touched or kissed her as a teenager and he was grown.
A Poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and The strategy released on Tuesday found that 27 percent of Republicans polled would support Roy Moore's candidacy in the 2020 election. Representatives Mo Brooks, Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer followed Moore with teenage support, while Del Marsh and Tim James were under ten percent. Moore's support was highest among women, 31
It's not entirely surprising that Moore is ahead of the pack as he has the highest profile among GOP voters in the state, CBS News Elections and Surveys & # 39; Jennifer De Pinto states.
Democrat Doug Jones was elected to end the term of sessions when he became Attorney General. In 2020, he will again stand for election. Jones, who received 49.9 percent of the vote in 2017, is one of the Senate's most vulnerable senators the upcoming election. Jones was largely chosen because of the large turnout among black and especially black women.
The survey found that 45 percent of Alabama voters believe that Jones is doing a good job in the Senate, while 44 percent are declining. Fifty percent of voters said they would vote for him, as opposed to 40 percent who said they would vote for reelection. Alabama is a predominantly republican state.
Moore has significant support, especially among the white voters, who supported Moore in 2017 with 68 percent who believe that Moore was subjected to a smear campaign. Afound that 71 percent of Republican voters took the allegations as false.
The poll also found that 92 percent of Republicans believe the allegations against Moore do not think Democrats believe the charges are behind, and 88 percent say newspapers and media are behind them.
Despite his support among Republican voters, the National Democrats would be glad to have such a controversial candidate against Jones. Jones could not beat a traditional Republican candidate in 2020 – but the Democrats know he has already defeated Roy Moore once.
Mason Dixon survey of April 9th. 11, 2019; 400 registered voters who identified their party affiliation as republican; Error rate +/- 5%