Alabama GOP Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore is facing headwinds from the establishment not seen since President Trump’s run for the White House. Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon is sticking by Judge Moore amid allegations of sexual harassment, despite the Daily Beast report stating otherwise,
Two sources close to the former White House chief strategist and Trump campaign CEO, who helped turn the September Senate primary into a referendum on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, swatted down speculation that Bannon was reevaluating his support for Moore in the wake of the allegations.
“It is 100% fake news that Steve Bannon would abandon Judge Moore,” said a source familiar with Bannon’s thinking, comparing the situation with the Access Hollywood video scandal that prompted calls for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race.
“He is standing with Judge Moore through thick and through thin. The polls show the people of Alabama believe Judge Moore is innocent until proven guilty and these charges have not seen any evidence produced backing them up,” the source added. “The people of Alabama are smarter than the political class in Washington, the fake news locusts in the media, and the financial donor-class elites on the island of Manhattan. Judge Moore still has the support of the people of Alabama.”
Breitbart News reporter Charlie Spiering didn’t believe reports that Bannon is turning on Moore.
“Pretty sure that Bannon hasn’t turned on Judge Moore…”
Pretty sure that Bannon hasn’t turned on Judge Moore…
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 15, 2017
Despite the onslaught waged by establishment Democrats and Republicans, Moore is still leading in the polls.
Moore is leading Jones 49% to 43%!
FOX News 10 reports:
Undecided voters may decide the Alabama U.S. Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. The FOX10 News/Strategy Research statewide poll of 3,000 likely voters, taken on November 13, shows Moore leading Jones 49% to 43% with 8% undecided.
Of those who indicated they would vote in the December 12 election, Moore lost 3 percentage points from the poll two weeks ago while Jones showed a 2 percent increase in support. Undecided voters went from 7 percent to 8 percent.
Among typical Republican voters, Moore showed an 8 percent loss of support from our latest FOX10 News poll two weeks ago while Jones picked up 3 percent.