NEW POLL: Majority Say Roy Moore Should Be Expelled From Senate If Elected, Half Of GOP Females Agree

Politico reports:

A majority of voters nationwide say Republican Roy Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins a seat in the chamber in Tuesday’s special election in Alabama, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

More than six-in-10 voters (61 percent) — including a plurality of Republicans — think the Senate should expel the embattled Moore, who has been accused of pursuing and molesting teenage girls while in his 30s. That includes 77 percent of Democrats, 59 percent of independents and 45 percent of Republicans.

There’s also a gender gap, especially among Republicans, on the issue of expulsion. Half of female Republicans think the Senate should expel Moore, but just 39 percent of Republican men agree.

Only 17 percent of voters think the Senate should not expel Moore if he defeats Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday’s election — including 7 percent of Democrats, 16 percent of independents and 29 percent of Republicans.

  • Tawreos

    I guess we can tell that half of the GOP women have teenage daughters or daughters that soon will be.

  • BeaverTales

    They will expel him after he wins, and then the governor will appoint someone else (probably Luther Strange)

    • Treant

      Bets?

    • Tawreos

      Gotta love the fiscal responsibility to spend millions of dollars to end up with the same guy you already had.

      • DreadPikathulhu

        They’ll justify it for another reliable Republican vote.

    • boatboy_srq

      What happens if the AL gov nominates Sessions?

      • BeaverTales

        If Sessions steps down, then Trump appoints a new AG, which is why it likely won’t happen.

        • boatboy_srq

          It would be JUST like Lord Dampnut, though, to appoint Moore to replace Sessions as AG….

  • AdamTh

    The Senate Grand Ol’ Pervs will NOT vote to expel one of their own….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha, we already know that Turtle will ” have concerns ” and ” be troubled “. but nothing will come of it.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    They can’t expel him because it would upset the GOP base and he’d run again third party and probably win again.

  • Treant

    Only a clear super-majority? Well, then, they’ll never go for it because the Republicans don’t give a shit unless they’re being threatened. And 39% of voters is enough to cheat their way back into office.

    • Considering only 20-30% of registered Dems vote, its plenty enough voters to win fairly.

  • Max_1
  • gaycuckhubby

    McConnell has already backed away from talk of expulsion. Dont think it will happen

  • Ninja0980

    If anyone thinks Moore is going to be kicked out by Republicans, they’re dreaming.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I think its 50/50

    • Harveyrabbit

      IF he wins and they try to kick him out then I hope it takes about 11 months because he’s a puss filled boil on the face of the GOP that will (should) allow the Dems to take over at least one, hopefully both, houses next year.

    • j.martindale

      Actually, he is an embarrassment many of them don’t want to deal with. They will be happy to kick him to the curb and let the Rethug Governor appoint an equally vile Senator, but one who doesn’t embarrass them from the get-go.

    • robindaybird

      the republicans know he’s a millstone for them, much as they think he’s okay personally, he’s too much poison in the eyes of the public. Imagine the SuperPACs:

      “Senator X did not condemn a pedophile, and even take lunch with Known Pedophile Roy Moore, do you want to vote for a pedophile enabler?”

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Treant

      Yet so far, it’s a war of words and nothing more–and it’ll be forgotten around 8 PM tonight when election results are coming in. Heartening for a bit, maybe, but this is why most people perceive the government as Kabuki theater at best.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Slut-shaming though? Seems like weird messaging.

      • Treant

        A very poor choice of words. At best.

      • Bluto

        Agree, Sen. G is not a slut. (I might be. Naw, I am)

        • gaycuckhubby

          Right? I agree that slut shaming is bad. But it also indicates the victim is a slut and shouldnt be shamed for it.

        • Snarkaholic

          I’m not…I WISH I had that kind of free time!

      • DreadPikathulhu

        I think the point was that he was trying to “slut-shame” Gillibrand, not that Warren thought that she was one.

        Not the greatest choice of words, but it is exactly what he is doing. It all goes back to how Trump views women; as objects.

        • gaycuckhubby

          I guess. More lying than slutshaming though. Warren makes it sound like Gillibrand IS a slut but shouldn’t be shamed for it.

          • Leo

            I gave a sideways look to that too, even more so because I assumed a millennial would be her social media director.

            I do think it’s a generational difference in terms of mixing up the meaning of the term.

            I’ll be blunt (and slightly non-PC) in saying a woman who rarely sees her kids let alone her husband travelling back to upstate NY from D.C. is very lucky to have the time and energy to be sexually active upon getting home in the first place.

        • Priya Lynn

          I agree, the point was that Trump was calling her a slut regardless of what her actual level of slutiness is.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I hope every female Democratic Senator and House member starts doing this. It’s way past time to heighten the contradictions and go on the offense.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      You go, gurl!

  • Adam Stevens

    Since we are discussing American politics, it would seem that a majority of citizens NOT wanting Moore in office virtually guarantees that he will be.

  • Blake J Butler

    Mayor Ed Lee passed away.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    I’m sure Mr McConnell is rethinking his position of this issue, after seeing this poll. /s

  • MT YVR

    (lmao)

    Oh, darlins. Really? REALLY?

    Y’all have a sitting President doing shit that WalMart wouldn’t put up with in a fuckin’ half tanked, fully senile greeter. Who has a fuckin’ LAUNDRY list of shit that legally is hanging over his head that no one is touching with their worst enemy’s dick. The KKK applauds the White House, now more than ever a sentence which boggles and darkly amuses at the previously unintentional pun in it. The world is rapidly learning to cope AROUND the USA and yet, still, people honestly think Roy, once he gets in, will be booted?

    By who, exactly? What member of that government got a spine infusion recently? Who exactly has the wherewithall AND the backing of more than random head nods to do this?

    It’d be lovely if that happened but if the President is… (waves hands at the entirety of Trump) THAT? Moore should expect what, exactly?

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Preach!

    • Treant

      I want you in every position imaginable.

  • Harveyrabbit

    OT:

    “Has an alien probe entered our solar system? Astronomers are set to scan an ‘alien’ comet for signs of extraterrestrial technology.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5167821/Astronomers-scan-alien-comet-Oumuamua-ET-signals.html

    Message to alien probe:

    PLEASE SEND HELP! QUICKLY!

    • Treant

      “Raise Our IQ…Beam Up Trump!”

      • and……. “Raise our IQ, Beam up all trump voters!”

        • Treant

          Woah, woah, we don’t want to go too far. We’d have all the planet’s problems solved in three years, be heading into interstellar space, and bored out of our minds.

          • Nah, then we could settle down to something truly important, thin crust or thick for pizza

          • Treant

            Thin!

          • MT YVR

            Thick.

            It’s like we’re not even friends anymore…. (/tears)

          • Treant

            There’s room for both.

            So to speak.

          • MT YVR

            a] I’m impressed. (claps)
            b] I never have. One day.
            c] more pizza is good pizza. so. Yes.

          • Treant

            b) I did. We hurt the poor fellow a bit.

          • MT YVR

            That pitch change from “Oh god” to “Oh god.”

            😛

          • Treant

            Actually, from “Oooh,” to “OW, fucking stop it.”

          • MT YVR

            BWHAHA… (ahem) I’m a horrible person. I laughed.

            (contrite) Sorry. (giggle) (ahem) Really.

          • Thats what I think too! But alas and alack, I’m married to a thick crust person.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The Milenium Falcon?
      That probe thingy from Star Trek 4?
      The monolith?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/372af0906af5b013ddc5d9e7c16e35584005c0756416321ce4495a5b8d30c1e4.jpg

  • MikeBx2

    “In January, Alabama legislators plan to consider a proposal that would give the state’s Republican governor the power to fill Senate vacancies without requiring special elections.”

    If this proposal passes, then there’s really no downside for GOP to expel him.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/12/the_alabama_bill_that_could_help_republicans_get_rid_of_roy_moore.html

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Ex post facto problems with that, metinks

    • Treant

      That’s…a very bad idea in the long run. For everybody.

      There’s a reason that the Senate went to direct election.

    • MikeBx2

      Best solution; elect Doug Jones.

      • Treant

        Then watch the Senate eject him in January after this law passes for the intolerable crime of stealing a seat that’s stamped Republican.

  • Jon Doh

    Has anyone heard if Gary Pucket is booked to play Roy Moore’s celebration party tonight?

  • Ben in Oakland

    A majority of republicans nationwide means absolutely nothing, because they aren’t the voters in Talibama.

    • Cuberly Deux

      That’s what I was thinking. That and, since when do rethugs pols care about polls?

      • Unless there is a stripper wrapped around one, or the preferred sexed mouth wrapped around their poll (pole), they don’t care about polls.

  • boatboy_srq

    The gender gap among the GOTea is likely also an artifact of the GOTea male fascination with elimination of pesky Constitutional amendments like the 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th.

    • AJ Drew

      I do not want to believe that any woman supports Moore’s statement to disavow 10th plus Amendments (especially the 19th.) Am I naive or are they?

      • boatboy_srq

        I also have a hard time believing it – just as much as I find it too easy to believe that their fathers and husbands support it.

  • Lars Littlefield

    I’m torturing myself by watching “the girls” on The View argue on and on and on right now as they try not to completely shut down the McCain spawn — and it’s obvious they would like to do just that — shut her down.

    • GeneInSJ

      What’s she doing on there? And GMA has her on at times. I find her as annoying as Elizabeth Hasslebeck.

      I her father were not John McCain, she’d be lucky to get a job as a diner waitress (not to put down waitresses).

      • Treant

        Hey! Even with the disclaimer, my local favorite diner waitress is a miracle of efficiency, predictive capability, and flat-out ESP as to when I need something sometimes. This is why my floor tip is 20%.

  • billbear1961

    On Political Wire, this morning, they were saying turnout was much higher than they’d been expecting.

    But how likely is it that the voting won’t be rigged in the monster’s favour?

    They say voting irregularities are very common in Alabama.

    • Treant

      If there weren’t voting irregularities in Alabama, that would be an irregularity.

      However, there’s definitely a limit in how much they can cheat. After a time, and given the legal requirement of retaining all receipts, it becomes very obvious as the percentage grows. I could probably see how to hide a 1% difference if you let me poke around. 3%…not so much. 5%…no, it’d be glaringly obvious.

      • billbear1961

        IF Jones wins, do you think it will be by more than 1 to 3%?

        • Treant

          Nope. It’ll be gnat’s-whisker territory.

          Unless…the whole Senate thing has been a game and the RNC has decided that Moore is too toxic. Then you’ll see a Jones victory by a considerable
          (5% maybe) percentage because all the cheats will be off.

          You’ll be able to tell because the statements from Republican Senators and RNC officials will be tepid, short, and radiate that they don’t care that Moore lost. And they’ll never mention him again.

  • Boreal

    Only half of GOP females? That says everything you need to know about the GOP.

  • LSMC1987

    Doesn’t matter what the polls say. Republicans will do what they want. They have had 10 years of doing what they want and have been rewarded with all branches of government. Until and unless they are fully and completely repudiated by losing elections, they will continue to do as they please; regardless of polls.

  • Treant

    OT: While I’m sitting here, I’m thinking of heading out, picking up some Aveeno colloidal oatmeal bath (100% colloidal oatmeal with no additives or preservatives) and experimenting with a little oatmeal-honey soap this evening. Just four bars, but since clearing a teeny bit of space on the racks…

    🙂

    I can fold it under “Tallow Test T-80-OH.”

  • The Professor

    Doesn’t matter they will still vote for him. And he will be an albatross to weigh down the GOP come 2018 midterms. Let him win. It’s Alabama. When he votes to cut their health care maybe then they’ll see. Or they’ll die. Either way.

  • Gene Perry
  • So 39% of Republican man are sexual predators. Good to know.

  • Slippy_World
  • JT

    Half of GOP females agree? LOL. What a disgrace.

  • MichaelJ

    “Half of female Republicans think the Senate should expel Moore…”
    Yes, but most of them will vote for him in order to prevent a Democrat from taking the seat. If Moore gets elected, as I suspect he will, the Republicans will have to decide whether he is too toxic to keep around. I’m sure the Alabama governor can find some more palatable right-winger… one who doesn’t have Moore’s baggage.

  • canoebum

    The polling results are not yet in, but it is estimated that 100% of Republican Senators believe that if Doug Jones wins, he should be expelled from the Senate.

  • They won’t kick him out of the Senate, Senator Leghorn’s claims notwithstanding. Trump wants him there. This morning on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” I heard one of the Trump’s pitches for Roy Moore, and it was absolutely shameless.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    But that is not going to stop the fine folks of Allybammy (including the ladies) from voting for him anyway.

  • bkmn

    61% of Republican men endorse child predation. Remember that.

    • The_Wretched

      They should be kept out of public bathrooms.

    • 1980Gardener

      where did you read that?

    • Gianni

      The predation part sounds a bit much. I’m not surprised at the appeal simply because men, as the creatures they are, don’t usually dislike the idea of snuggling up to the creaminess and dewiness of youth. Let’s face it, youth is usually prettier, more desirable, and a much greater turn-on than old age. Seems nature has made it that way.

  • 1980Gardener

    This is a tough call.

    I’m not sure the standard for expulsion from public office should be an accusation.

    • Gianni

      I assume they’d have to have an ethics investigation first and then a recommendation based on the results before they could compel removal. I’m sure it can’t be done, as you say, on accusations alone.

    • How about the fact that he twice ignored federal court rulings as a judge? Twice.

      • 1980Gardener

        That’s a more reasonable basis for expulsion.

  • colo303

    OK, I’m gonna get loud on this….WHO CARES ABOUT POLLS???

    New strategy folks because we now live in a fascist state. Time for a civil war. We need actual tangible things to do not sit here and read about stupid polls to make us feel justified that we are right. GET OUT AND FIGHT!

  • Grumpy Old Man