With the allegations of sexual assault on minors made against Roy Moore, you would think that would mean people would stop supporting him for the empty Senate seat left by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sadly, however, that’s not the case with a new poll showing his support has gone up. If you’re losing faith in humanity, we can’t blame you.
The JMC Analytics poll asked pollees if they would prefer to vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate. What they found was 49 percent would choose to vote for Moore while 46 percent would go for Doug Jones. In a previous poll, they found Jones was ahead of Moore by two points.
What does this show? It shows that despite nine women coming forward alleging that Moore sexually assaulted them when they were teenage girls with legitimate stories, the people of Alabama don’t really care.
When asked specifically what candidate they would vote for, they found Moore ahead of Jones by five points with 48 percent supporting Moore and 43 percent supporting Jones. That’s after a previous poll found 46 percent supported Jones and 42 percent supported Moore.
When polling undecided voters, they found 49 percent of them would vote for Moore while only 44 percent would vote for Jones. Again, the previous poll found Jones ahead of Moore. However, Moore still has less support from women.
‘While he still trails by a similar 44-50% among women (leaners included), he has rebounded among men and leads 54-37%.’
The poll found that 59 percent of those polled were evangelical Christians and 56 percent were female. Most of those polled were 65 years or older.
In an analysis of the results, they wrote his support among evangelical Christians had increased.
‘Similarly, among self-identified evangelicals, the 57-34% support he had in the last poll is now 64-29%. The numbers barely changed among non-evangelicals, where his 22-73% poll deficit is now 23-72%.’
What would Jesus think of this?
They summarized the poll’s findings and wrote:
‘In summary, Roy Moore has regained his lost lead. While the race is not a certainty for him, the solidification of existing partisan preferences benefits his campaign.’
Basically, Alabamians are blindly supporting Moore because he’s a Republican despite the horrible things he’s alleged to have committed. That correlates with the support of Trump. It doesn’t matter what Trump does. He’s Republican, and he’s going to make America great again!
It’s reasonable to predict Moore will win the special election as sickening as that is. The only hope is that Republican senators like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will begin and support expulsion proceedings.
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