This is real, folks—straight from the Senate Republicans’ internal polling, Democrat Doug Jones now leads Republican sexual predator Roy Moore by 12 points … in Alabama! Politico writes:
Jones led Moore 51 to 39 percent, according to the survey taken Sunday and Monday. The NRSC withdrew its support for Moore after the Washington Post published the first allegations against Moore on Thursday, and the group’s chairman, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins on Dec. 12.
The poll shows a dramatic turn against Moore in Alabama: In early October, a committee poll had him leading by 16 points, and a survey early this month had him up by 9 points. Moore’s favorability numbers also tanked, from 49 percent in early October to 35 percent in the NRSC’s latest poll.
That’s a 28-point shift and it’s exactly why GOP Leader Mitch McConnell uttered the fateful words, “I believe the women.” He believes them precisely because most Alabama voters clearly do, just like our own David Nir theorized. Ready for the cherry?
Several sources who reviewed the poll results said it also tested how Attorney General Jeff Sessions would fare as a write-in candidate, and the results were not favorable.
No good options, folks, thus …
We can’t believe we’re doing this, but at least for now AL-SEN–that’s ALABAMA–Leans D (Doug Jones). The GOP may find a way out of this mess, but the party–thanks to Roy Moore–is on the verge of blowing what was once a sure thing. More tomorrow in the Crystal Ball.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) November 15, 2017