CBS News Poll: As Majority of Alabama Republicans Believe Allegations Against Roy Moore False, Judge Takes Commanding Lead

MOBILE, Alabama — As the majority of Alabama Republicans believe that the allegations against Judge Roy Moore are untrue, he now takes a commanding lead over radical leftist Democrat Doug Jones per a new CBS News poll.

The poll found Moore with a six-point lead over Jones. Moore, at 49 percent, leads Jones — who’s stuck in the low 40s at 43 percent — while four percent said they would vote for someone else and four percent said they are undecided.

The CBS News/YouGov poll, conducted between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, surveyed 1,037 Alabamians registered to vote in Alabama. It further segmented the poll results into some results among registered voters and others among likely voters. Among registered voters, the margin of error is 3.8 percent. Among likely voters, the margin of error is 4.8 percent. The results for the election, with Moore leading Jones, were broken down to likely voters.

Another part broken down to likely voters was polling specifically about the allegations about Moore. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a significant number of Alabamians do not believe the allegations against Moore one bit.

A total of 54 percent — a majority — of likely voters in Alabama said that the allegations are either definitely false, probably false, or that they have “haven’t heard enough yet to say” whether they believe the allegations against Moore. Only 45 percent of all likely voters in Alabama say they believe the allegations are either definitely or probably true — with just 21 percent saying they are definitely true.

What is more, when broken down by party affiliation, the numbers get even more profoundly in Judge Moore’s favor. A total of 83 percent of Republicans say that the allegations are either definitely false, probably false, or that they have “haven’t heard enough yet to say” whether they believe the allegations against Moore. Only 5 percent of Republicans say the allegations against Moore are definitely true, and 12 percent of Republicans say they are probably true. Among Democrats, 86 percent say they are either definitely or probably true — while just 14 percent say they are definitely or probably false or that they have not heard enough yet to say.

Whether the allegations are true or not, the survey’s respondents were asked if what Moore is accused of is serious — and 82 percent said it was, while 18 percent said it was not serious. Twenty-one percent said the allegations do not concern them and 52 percent said the allegations concern them but “other things matter more,” while just 27 percent said the allegations were the “top concern” in the race.

Likely voters who do not believe the allegations said that they believe a combination of forces — including newspapers and the media, Democrats, other Republicans, and “people seeking attention or money” — are “behind” the allegations against Moore. Eighty-nine percent said that newspaper and the media are behind them, while only 11 percent said they were not behind them. When asked if Democrats were behind the allegations, 91 percent said yes and only 9 percent said no — while 51 percent believe other Republicans were behind them and 49 percent do not. When it comes to “people seeking attention or money,” 93 percent believe they are behind the allegations and only seven percent do not.

Stunningly, as well, another detail in the poll finds that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s original opposition to Moore—and his calls for Moore to “step aside” — only helped Moore solidify more support in the wake of the allegations. A whopping 30 percent of likely voters said that McConnell’s call for Moore to step aside in the wake of the allegations said it made them more likely to back Moore, while just six percent said it made them less likely to back Moore. Sixty-four percent of likely voters say that McConnell’s call for Moore to step aside does not matter in their voting decision.

“This poll is further proof that Mitch McConnell has zero sway or influence over Republican voters,” Andy Surabian, a senior adviser to the Great America Alliance and an ex-White House aide who worked as a deputy for then-Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon, told Breitbart News. “Never has a party leader been so universally disliked by the very voters he’s supposed to represent.”

This comes as on Sunday on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, McConnell backed off his call for Moore to “step aside.”

“Well, I think — we’re going to let the people of Alabama decide a week from Tuesday who they want to send to the Senate,” McConnell said instead, a drastic change from his position that Moore should step aside just a few weeks ago.


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