A poll that previously had Democrat Doug Jones leading the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama by 4 points now has Republican Roy Moore up by 5 as he continues to battle accusations that he engaged in sexual misconduct four decades ago.
Leigh Corfman, meanwhile, who has made one of the two most serious accusations, broke her silence in a letter published Tuesday by Alabama’s AL.com demanding Moore stop calling her a liar.
The change in the JMC Analytics poll, which shows Moore ahead 48-43, demonstrates “partisan preferences have reasserted themselves” and that the “sexual misconduct allegations against Moore have not materially impacted the race,” the pollster said.
Two weeks before the Dec. 12 election, 29 percent of the Alabama voters surveyed said the allegations against Moore make them more likely to vote for him. The RealClearPolitics polling average also shows a reversal, with Moore now