Democratic Candidate Gains Slight Edge Over Moore in Alabama Senate Race

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McConnell, R-Ky., said Sunday he believed the Senate Ethics Committee would take up an investigation if Moore is elected, but that it'll be up to that panel to decide how it wants to proceed. They're more likely to vote for him because he'll "cast conservative votes" (52 percent) and support the president's agenda (49 percent).

President Donald Trump has also said the decision should be up to Alabama voters, discounting the allegations against Moore and saying that electing a Democrat to the seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions "would be a disaster". The Democratic candidate leads by 18 points with women while Moore is ahead by 15 points among men, according to the survey. But Trump has since defended Moore, noting Moore has denied allegations of sexual misconduct. In November, The Washington Post published the accounts of four women with stories about Moore, including Leigh Corfman's, who said that she was just 14 when she engaged in two sexually inappropriate meetings with Moore, who was then 32, in 1979.

Moore was leading Democrat Doug Jones 49 to 43 percent among voters likely to cast ballots in the December 12 special election, CBS said. A JMC Analytics Poll of 650 registered Alabama voters had Moore with 48 percent support and Jones with 43 percent. McConnell edged away Sunday from calling for Moore to quit.

Saturday's Washington Post poll shows the Alabama electorate is divided on the validity of the allegations against Moore, and that some voters still believe those claims are baseless.

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At the time, he joined a growing number of lawmakers who were calling for Moore to step aside in the race.

The sample of 739 likely voters upon which the poll was based included 38 percent who self-identified as Republicans, 31 percent who identified as Democrats, and 27 percent who identified as independents.

Several women have come forward to accuse Mr. Moore of inappropriately touching or pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an adult.

Moore's campaign has been rocked by multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment against him.

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