Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore is back on top in the hotly-contested race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat; opening up a five-point lead against his Democratic opponent weeks after the judge’s campaign was rocked by accusations of sexual misconduct.
According to a new poll conducted by JMC Analytics, 48% of “likely voters” say they plan to vote for Moore, while 43% support Democrat Doug Jones. The survey was conducted earlier this week, after President Trump slammed Jones on twitter, calling him “weak” on crime and immigration.
“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!” Trump tweeted.
Moore made national headlines earlier this month after multiple women came forward and accused the judge of pursuing an inappropriate sexual relationship while they were teenagers. Moore and his campaign have vigorously denied the allegations, saying the were “absolutely false.”
The Senate seat will be decided when voters head to the polls on December 12th.
h/t Daily Caller