According to two new polls in Montgomery, AL, GOP Nominee for the U.S. Senate, Judge Roy Moore, remains the favorite despite smear efforts from the Washington Post regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
One of the polls was conducted on Thursday morning before the Post publication was released. The second one was conducted on Saturday evening after the fact. Together, they show Judge Moore’s lead over Democrat Doug Jones was practically unaffected by the allegations.
The first survey polled 1,354 voters, and was conducted in its entirety before noon local time on Thursday before the piece hit. It shows Moore leading Jones by 50 percent to 39.2 percent with 10.8 percent undecided.
The second survey, which polled 1,536 voters and was conducted Saturday evening, two days after the Post publication was released, shows Moore and Jones with about the exact same percentages as before. Moore’s position in this second poll is 49.8 percent, meaning he only dropped 0.2 percent. Similarly, Jones only picked up 0.4 percent to reach 39.6 percent total, leaving the undecided at 10.5 percent.
“The polling between Thursday morning and Saturday showed far less movement than I originally expected,” John Wahl, a local Alabama pollster, told Breitbart News. “The controversy surrounding the Washington Post article seems to have galvanized the support of both candidates, but not changed the actual percentages in a significant manner. The Moore campaign has already weathered a considerable amount of political attacks during this campaign season, and I expect most of his lightest support to have blown off during these attacks. His current support level is holding fairly steady.”
“The voters of Alabama know Roy Moore and what he stands for. Alabama is also a very red state where any Republican candidate is going to have a very high floor to start with,” Wahl added. “So far it seems the people of Alabama believe Roy Moore is more credible than the Washington Post.”