Poll: 37 percent of Alabama evangelicals more likely to vote for Moore after allegations

Greg Nash

Nearly 40 percent of Alabama evangelicals said in a new poll that they are more likely to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore following allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

A JMC analytics poll found that 37 percent of evangelicals surveyed said the allegations make them more likely to vote for the GOP Senate candidate in the upcoming election.

Just 28 percent said the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision.

In all, 29 percent of respondents in the poll said the allegations against Moore would make them more likely to vote for him, compared to 38 percent overall who said the allegations would make them less likely to vote for the candidate.

{mosads}The poll was conducted on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 and was based on 575 responses. It has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.

The Washington Post reported last week that a 53-year-old woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32.

Three other women also said Moore approached them around the same time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Moore has denied the allegations, saying they are “completely false” and suggesting they are part of a smear campaign.

Several lawmakers have called for Moore to step aside if the allegations are true.

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