The political establishment has come for Judge Roy Moore. After beating Sen. Mitch McConnell’s crony, Luther Strange in the Republican primaries, the GOP was not going to let this stand. A November surprise of sorts was concocted as four accusers emerged to accuse Moore of sexual impropriety after decades of silence.
Nevertheless, the dirty tricks have apparently failed. Recent polling data shows that the Alabama voters are not buying the mainstream media’s smears. The people of Alabama largely stand behind the Judge, and his lead over his Democratic opponent has not been affected.
According to a Breitbart News report, a poll conducted on Saturday evening showed that Moore is still commanding a ten point lead. He received 49.8 percent of support while his opponent, former Clinton-era federal attorney Doug Jones, received 39.6 percent of the vote. The previous poll that was commissioned before the allegations against Moore were released in the Washington Post showed Moore beating Jones by a 50 percent to 39.2 percent margin. The smear did little to impact his chances.
“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,” pollster John Wahl told Breitbart.
Additionally, The Hill has reported that 37 percent of evangelicals polled after the allegations dropped indicated that they were more likely to vote for Moore. Only 28 percent said that they were less likely to vote for Moore following the allegations with 34 percent saying they were indifferent.
“This was a Democrat and maybe even the established Republican efforts to undermine this campaign because they don’t want to hear the truth in Washington and they don’t want to hear the truths about God and about the Constitution,” Moore said in an interview with Sean Hannity on his FOX News program.
Moore announced today that he will be filing a lawsuit against the Post for what he feels are libelous accusations against his character as well.