A new Friday poll shows the U.S. Senate race in Alabama is now too close to call, following a bombshell report on Thursday that accuses Republican nominee Roy Moore pursued a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Moore has denied the allegations.
The Decision Desk HQ–Opinion Savvy poll found 46.4 percent of likely Alabama voters surveyed said they support Moore, while 46 percent said they support the Democratic nominee Doug Jones. In the previous survey, Moore lead Jones by 5.7 percent.
Jones now holds a sixteen point lead over Moore among women, down 10 percent from the September poll. While Moore enjoys a twenty point lead among men, which has gone up 1 percent.
When asked whether or not they have heard about the allegations against Moore, most respondents had. 82 percent said they had heard the news. And when asked whether Moore should withdraw from the race, 34.9 percent of respondents said yes, while 54 percent replied no.
The poll was conducted on November 9th of 515 likely voters via landline and mobile. The poll has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.