McConnell: Let Alabama voters decide if Moore joins Senate

Anita Tucker
December 5, 2017

Other key Republicans have called for Moore to drop out of the race, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and two former Republican presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain.

Only 5 percent of Republicans said the allegations are "definitely true", while 12 percent said they're "probably true".

47% of the likely voters are backing Moore, the GOP candidate.

Another poll a day earlier had Jones barely ahead. Moore has denied the allegations.

McConnell, who has said he believes Moore's accusers, is now taking a slightly different position on his election. Moore has also said he first noticed his wife, who is 14 years his junior, when she was 15 years old.

A CBS News/YouGov poll on Sunday said Moore, twice deposed from the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to adhere to federal court rulings, is ahead of Jones, a former federal prosecutor, by a 49-to-43 percent margin among likely voters.

The Fox News Poll sample of 649 likely voters included 48 percent Republicans, 42 percent Democrats, and ten percent independents, which appears to be an unusual oversampling of Democrats and undersampling of Republicans.

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However, the poll also highlighted a continued division among Alabama voters on the validity of the allegations.

After McConnell said Moore should step aside, Moore tweeted that it was McConnell who should bow out of politics, saying he "has failed conservatives and must be replaced".

Several women have come forward to accuse Mr. Moore of inappropriately touching or pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an adult.

Thirty-five percent of respondents to the Post's poll said they think Moore did make unwanted advances toward teenage girls, while 37 percent said they were unsure or had no opinion.

Moore's campaign has been rocked by multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment against him.

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