The Cygnal polling firm tested the Alabama special general election between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Republican nominee, and former US Attorney Doug Jones, the Democrat. The poll (10/2-5; 497 AL likely special election voters) finds Moore leading the race 49-41%. Judge Moore’s favorability score is 53%, while Mr. Jones registers 43%. Like in the primary and run-off, the Republican nominee runs well in Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile, while he and Mr. Jones are virtually tied in Birmingham.
There is a significant gender gap, however. Moore leads among men, 53-38%; Jones has a slight edge among women, 46-45%. Perhaps the best news for Moore is that he has a clear advantage among the highest propensity voters, while Jones’ best support number comes from those least likely to participate in the December 12th special election.
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