Sex abuse investigations into Roy Moore have only begun, but with the special election coming up, a new poll gives Alabama voters an early say.


Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, talks to constituents before a Republican Senate candidate forum, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Pelham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Republicans are backing away from Roy Moore as he runs to fill the Alabama seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in the Senate, thanks to credible allegations that he sexually abused minors that have some calling for him to drop from the race entirely.

Opinion Savvy polled Alabama likely voters for Decision Desk, to see if the voters agree. Moore can’t be happy with a poll like this, as the poll shows a tie with Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore at 46%.

Democrats aren’t supposed to be anywhere near tied with Republicans statewide in Alabama. If this poll is confirmed by others, it’s a terribly bad sign for Moore’s candidacy, as a mid-term season begins that already has some Republicans worried.