The election is approaching. Can Roy Moore seal the deal in what should be a Republican-friendly state?
>Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala., after he forced a Senate primary runoff with Sen. Luther Strange to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
As much as we get caught up in the baseless allegations hurled at Roy Moore’s accusers, the election is coming. Donald Trump has gradually increased his support for Moore, after months of weak and hostile statements. But is it enough to give Moore a clear lead?
The new polls say no. The race is a toss-up. We’ve had four polls in the last five days, with no clear trend. Two of them were led by Democrat Doug Jones (Gravis has him up 4, and the Washington Post has him leading by 3). The other two gave Moore the lead (CBS has him winning by 6, and Emerson College gives him a 3 point lead).
The overall poll average gives Moore a faint 1.5 point lead. Moore’s last statewide race saw him win 52-48, but that was before the news broke of several women accusing him of making inappropriate advances on teenage girls as an adult in his 30s. It wouldn’t take much to turn that around and give the Democrat the edge.
Republicans had better get to work.