Polls vary widely over affect of Moore allegations

Roy Moore, left, and Doug Jones. (AL.com file photos)
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(AL) — Roy Moore got perhaps his best piece of polling news Monday since allegations against him of sexual misconduct arose last week.

An Alabama Senate poll released Monday and conducted by Emerson College said Moore is leading Democrat Doug Jones by 10 points.

Emerson had Moore, the Republican nominee, leading Jones 55-45 in the poll conducted Thursday through Saturday. The sample pool of likely Senate voters was 600 and the automated landline poll had a margin of error of 3.9 percent.

Moore has denied the allegations.

That's at least the sixth post-allegations poll released over the weekend and gave Moore, by far, his largest lead.

One poll had Jones with a 4-point lead while four others had the race within the margin of error. Another poll, released exclusively to Moore-friendly Breitbart News and conducted by a former Moore campaign employee, had Moore with an 11-point lead over Jones.

More on this story at AL.com.

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