Moore And Jones Tied In Post-Scandal Poll

Buzzfeed News reports:

Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are tied at 46% in the survey, which was conducted Thursday by Opinion Savvy and commissioned by Decision Desk HQ in the aftermath of a bombshell Washington Post report in which the accuser, now 53, went on record with her story.

The results also suggested that a write-in campaign by another Republican could tip the seat to Democrats — a prospect that once seemed far-fetched in deep-red Alabama. A three-way race — with Moore, Jones, and interim Sen. Luther Strange as a write-in candidate — would favor Jones with roughly 44% of the vote, followed by Moore at 41%, and Strange at 12%.

  • coram nobis

    Coming unmoored, I see.

  • ben-andy

    Pass. The. Popcorn.

    I did think I’d live long enough to see marriage equality. A Democrat winning in AL? Not so much.

  • bkmn

    Dear DNC, a few dollars might make a big difference here.

    • Tawreos

      If they can do it quietly it might work, but a big push would probably rattle to many delicate southern cages.

      • Paul

        Yeah, a Jon Ossoff-style campaign push would backfire.

  • Todd20036

    This is actually an improvement.

    Moore was ahead prior to the scandal.

    Gods, a civil rights activist who protected little girls versus someone who molests them

    And the fact that it is NOT a blow out tells me all I need to know about Alabama

    • FAEN

      Insert banjo music here.

      • Athirson

        The Theme from “Deliverance”

    • Athirson

      Sort of the way Alabama c. 2017 is an improvement from the days of George Wallace and Bull Connor

  • Treant

    Fuck you, Alabama. Fuck you for supporting a kiddie fucker. The guy should have about three votes, all of them creepy guys with shady looks.

    46% of you will vote for a child rapist. Again, Alabama, FUCK YOU.

    • teeveedub

      Alabama has a way of consistently validating all of the negative stereotypes about the South. Proudly, I might add.

      • Oh, Parker

        Which is exactly why I reject the idea that we have to reach out to the south. We have nothing in common with these types of people and I don’t put up with that kind of ignorance. They need to secede.

        • downtownla

          So why do we let these states vote so early in the Democratic primaries? I think we should let states like MI, PA, CO, NV, VA, WI and IA have a bigger say since they will decide the general election, anyway. Who cares which Democrat is going to win SC in the primary? It won’t matter in the general?

          • Paul

            Because the Northeast and the Midwest are either losing population or stagnating in population. The South and Southwest are booming.

            Besides, the South has a LOT of African-Americans, who have been a crucial pillar of the Democratic Party for the past 50 years.

          • downtownla

            Fine. Then let AZ, NV, GA, and NC go first. But places like SC, AL, MS, TN should not be dictating who we put up in a general. And yes, the African American vote has been crucial for turnout, but it’s not the African American voters in those deep red Southern states that have been producing Democratic victories, it’s the one living in large urban areas of Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis, New Jersey, and DC who are pushing us over the top.

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            Well, when is the last time they sat up on the news nervously awaiting the results from South Carolina or Mississippi?

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      • FAEN

        Jeebus that’s so well put. Wish I could up vote you more for that.

    • lizdhm

      In ultra fundamentalist circles it’s considered normal for men to “court” teenage girls. In their eyes, Moore’s mistake would be not going though the girls fathers.

  • Tawreos

    Hush up about the three way split, we don’t want the rubes to realize there is a way they could fuck themselves out of the race until it is too late.

    • Treant

      “Vote Strange, everybody’s going to and he’s going to win!”

      • Tawreos

        That’s the spirit

    • ben-andy

      Yes. How they got Le Paige in ME, TWICE.

      • Tawreos

        Sadly the GOP doesn’t have a lock on stupidity

      • prixator

        Ya know, if one didn’t know that ME = Maine, your sentence would look quite amusing. 😉

  • crewman

    The idea that they would elect Moore at all, that he would even be a candidate, the best they have to offer, is just so disheartening. But there are signs of progress, even in Alabama.

  • Adam

    The odds of Alabama voting for someone even remotely reasonable are still miniscule, unfortunately. They’ll vote for the sexual predator in December just like they did in November 2016.

  • BeaverTales

    There could be a bright side in 2018 if Moore wins: he’ll be the poster child for a dysfunctional Congress weighed down by Christianists and the criminally insane.
    He’ll get a lot of Democrats elected in other states

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Which is why the republican establishment is growing louder in condemning Moore and cutting ties with him any way they can. They know that 2018 will be disastrous if their incompetence in governing keeps its pace. Throw in a racist, homophobic, misogynistic pedophile (with a career criminal son) and they’re soooooo fucked among the millions of voters who won’t stay home this time. They’ll vote.

  • alc2018 I just hope whoever wins has longer fingers to finger me than you-know-who…

  • Leo

    It’s easy to be a cynic, but I’m not giving in to that for a moment.

    Don’t discount symbolism. If Doug Jones somehow pulled this out, it would be a political thunderbolt remembered for decades and a rallying cry for many quiet progressives in red swaths of the country.

    • Macbill

      We can dream, can’t we?

      • Leo


      • meltedrubbersoul

        Look at Virginia. 2008 was a massive surprise. Some people thought it was a fluke. Yes, people got complacent, and in 2010 didn’t bother to vote for Creigh Deeds (met the guy, because his daughter managed the restaurant I worked at. I had no idea she was the daughter of a politician, or that he himself was a politician when he came into the place, because both of them were so amazingly cool and down to earth. Trust me, Virginia really crapped the bed on not electing him).

        But that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. I have hope for Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, everywhere.

        • Paul

          Virginia shouldn’t have been that surprising if you look at Mark Warner 2001, Tim Kaine 2005, and Jim Webb 2006.

    • Bambino

      Everyday the fucking moron is in the White House should serves as a reminder how fuck up people are when it comes to priority in this country.

  • Steven B

    If I’m reading this right Jones has 46% when up against Moore alone. But when Strange is thrown into the mix Jones goes down to 44%. Who the hell are these 2% of Jones voters who would switch to Strange if given the option?!

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Strange times.

    • Tawreos

      The people that hate Moore with a passion and are willing to vote for anyone other than Moore.

    • Bambino

      Conspiracy theorists who believe the Bowling Green massacre and Hillary Pizzagate. Don’t forget these people firmly believe in the sky fairy so it’s not a stretch for them to believe that the big bad media make up the story to sink the pedophile campaign.

    • Tulle Christensen

      The few Republicans that will not vote for a child molester

    • The_Wretched

      ~ 6-12% of the electorate give answers to interviews that don’t make sense and are filled with non-sequiturs. About half that is the ‘other’ fringe and about half is the ‘swing voter’ in the middle. The 2% Jones / Strange voters fall well within those margins. Every election has way too many idiots voting. Plan accordingly.

      • Steven B

        That actually makes sense!

    • craigbear

      Probably some moderate Republicans who are willing to hold their nose to vote for Jones if he’s is the only option besides Moore, but would still prefer to vote Republican if there were an alternative…and I’d guess also some voters who would just sit the whole thing out entirely rather than vote for either Moore or Jones, but would come back for Strange.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Jones needs a sex scandal.

    • agcons

      I’m expecting it, in 5 . . 4 . . 3 . .

  • Buford

    Just so we’re clear, there is NO DEFENSE for a 32-yo man who has a habit of courting and dating girls who are in their teens… none. That man is deeply flawed and potentially dangerous.

    • Snarkaholic

      Was he also married at the time?

      • Johnny Wyeknot


      • Buford


      • melllt

        He married a 24 year old when he was 38.

  • boobert

    It could happen ! Alabama has had democrats as senators. Shelby was a democrat and then changed. I don’t think anyone is looking forward to moore as a senator. At least cruz won’t be the most hated.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    If you have some spare change lying around, you might consider sending it Doug Jones’s way:

    Just sayin’.

    • GayOldLady

      I’m on it now!

  • agcons

    Given the news of this race over the last few days, I find this shocking (in a good way).

  • GayOldLady

    OMG! If this happens it means MLK was right, The arc of the moral Universe is long, but it bends toward justice

    • Joe in PA

      Boy you are much more optimistic than I am. When I see poll numbers like these after [quite likely] allegations like these…I’d say we are doomed. But I’ll try to hang in there.

      • craigbear

        You have to give something like this some time to sink in a bit. The first day after a scandal breaks isn’t going to give you the most accurate picture of how people really feel about it — some people aren’t inclined to believe it at first, and some haven’t even really heard the news at all yet.

  • Jim

    TIED!!!!! What morons.

    • If you’ll allow me to be shallow for a moment…..hello handsome!!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Rach had a great segment last night showing the long history of GOP corruption in Alabama politics, yet, people stubbornly vote GOP.

    If Moore doesn’t win I’d be shocked.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Translation-46% of Alabama (you know which 46%) is in-bred, imbecilic, cousin fucking trash.

    • jmax

      Like Hillary’s basket of deplorables, I think that number is a little low. Maybe a lot low.

    • MichaelJ

      No. Some of the 46% voting for Moore are country club Republicans who want their tax cuts and would never vote for a Democrat. They exist even in the poorest states of the Deep South. (Some are in my extended family.)

  • joe ho

    Will the Kardashians be on TV on election day?

    If so, Dems will stay home on the couch instead of getting to the polls.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Hate to admit it, but you’re correct.

  • Joe in PA

    The whole thing makes me sick. And really, really disillusioned with America. I took a teeny bit of solace last year when Hillary actually got more votes than the pussy-grabber. But this is different. This is sickening. We can’t even blame Hillary’s baggage (30 years of Clinton bashing will do that). What the fuck is wrong with people?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Republicanism is a cult.

      • Joe in PA

        That really is what it feels like. Party over country only begins to tell the story. 🙁

    • joe ho

      It’s called tribalism.

      The GOP has cultivated a culture of fierce tribal loyalty. Especially with 30 years of right-wing talk radio and Fox News that has been successful in demonizing liberalism.

      Nothing like it exists on the left.

      That’s why the GOP will eat its own vomit to keep Dems out of power.

      But the far-left will sabotage Dems if their feelings have been hurt.

      That’s the underlying dynamic and political asymmetry that have brought us to this catastrophe.

      • Joe in PA

        But the far-left will sabotage Dems if their feelings have been hurt.

        And the not-so-far left, see: Brazille, Donna.

        • joe ho

          Agreed. But I would bet she did vote for Hillary–which is what counts. Argue in the primaries. Fall in line in the general. That’s how the GOP wins.

          • justme

            and like some.. .Just whine and troll about it

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Judge Roy Moore? Yes, judge him in the harshest possible way!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    How any female could vote republican is beyond my comprehension.

    • The_Wretched

      Internalized misogyny or fate for the other is just as strong in women as in men. People generally have skewed ideas about what’s good for them and what isn’t.

    • djcoastermark

      Sort of like why on earth are there such things that call themselves Log cabin repugs?

      • Friday

        Conservative gays treat their sex objects no better than do conservative straights. When was the last time a single one of them was ‘caught out’ treating someone *right?*

    • Tom Mears

      They have convinced themselves Moore’s problems are a democratic hoax. As is Russia. They put so much effort into reading Russian propaganda on facebook, not to mention making up shit about Hills and Obama themselves. They cannot imagine anyone not doing the same to the republicans.

      • Friday

        Karl Rove.

        • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

          And Steve Bannon.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Battered spouse syndrome.

    • Gianni

      Proves that being a woman doesn’t automatically make one smarter than a man.

      • Friday

        Well, talk about setting a low bar. 😉

        • Gianni


  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • ErikDC

    The 31% of Alabama that is black needs to turn out en masse to vote. Doug Jones is a civil rights hero.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Haven’t the African-Americans living in Alabama been disenfranchised?

  • JCF

    Hey Emily’s List: get billboards in Alabama that just say “We believe the women”. Nothing else. Just that.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Whoda thunk it?
    Usually child molestation is a plus listed in Red State voter guides. Doubly so if the victim is a kid sister.

  • Daveed_WOW

    It would make perfect sense for Moore to win. The Predator Party loves guys who abuse others. I’m not being facetious.

  • Dale Snyder

    I know fundamentalist christians have no problem with sexual molestation nor preying on minors sexually if said molester is one of their own.

    The evidence in this case is more than convincing and those who support this piece of shit are vile christian scum.

    Hopefully Jones will prevail, but then again the same vile christian scum pushed a sexual predator into the WH.

  • FAEN

    I’m sick and tired of hearing how as progressives we have to reach out to the rural parts of the country who for the most part live in a world that never was except for the rich.

    Fuck that shit! Enough with trying to drag these people and their Xtian values into the 21st century. Our goal should always be getting out the numbers in the cities which turn the state blue.

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • BigGuy

    (click here to view)J.D. CroweAlabama Media GroupNov 10, 2017

  • canoebum

    I have absolutely no doubt Alabama Republicans will elect this child molester to the US Senate, where Mitch McConnell will seat him, of course. Moore will immediately begin introducing bills to outlaw gay people because we’re all “pedophiles”.

  • The polls are going to be unsteady in the next couple days. I would look more of whom is washing their hands of Moore, or what demographics is walking away from Moore that he needs to win the Senate race.. This race isn’t over yet. The Republicans in some ways need this seat more than the Democrats. This should be a safe seat for the Republicans. If they lose this, they may lose the Senate in 2018..

    There are going to be some very nasty attack ads by 527 groups and Super Pacs in support of Moore. Mainly about abortion, LGBTQ Rights, how Doug Jones fest of the tissue of fetuses etc..