Roy Moore, the Republican iconoclast accused of sexual misconduct, leads the Republican voters into a new poll on the upcoming Alabama Senate race. Moore has lost a special election separately to fill the former office of Attorney General Jeff Sessions amid allegations from some women who have held her or kissed them appropriately when they were teenagers, and she was an adult.
A poll of Mason-Dixon Poll and The strategy published on Tuesday found that 27 percent of poll Republicans support Roy Moore's candidacy in the 2020 elections. Mo Brooks, Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer behind Moore with youth support, while Del Marsh and Tim James are less than ten percent. Moore's support is highest among women, 31
Moore is not surprised to lead the field, since he has the highest recognition of GOP state votes, the CBS News Elections and Surveys & # 39; notes of Jennifer De Pinto .
Democrat Doug Jones was elected to terminate the term of the Session when he became lawyer general, but up for re-election in 2020. Jones, who received 49.9 percent of the vote in 2017, was one of the Senate Democrats' most vulnerable senators in the upcoming election. Jones was elected in large part due to significant turnout among black voters, and particularly black women.
The poll found 45 percent of Alabama voters believed that Jones was doing a great job in the Senate, while 44 percent disagreed with his performance. 50 voters said they voted to replace him, compared to 40 percent who said they would vote to re-elect him. Alabama is a predominantly Republican state.
Moore has significant support in particular to white voters, who supported Moore by 68 percent in 2017, who believe that Moore is subject to a smear campaign. Afound that 71 percent of the Republican voters believe the charges are not true.
The poll also found 92 percent of Republicans who did not believe in charges against Moore that the Democrats were behind charges, and 88 percent said the newspapers and the media were behind them.
Despite his support for the voters of the Republic, the national Democrats would be happy to have a controversial candidate against Jones. Jones could not beat a traditional Republican candidate in 2020 – but the Democrats knew he had been hit by Roy Moore once.
Mason-Dixon Poll April 9-April. 11, 2019; 400 registered voters have identified their affiliate Party as Republican; margin error +/- 5%