A new poll commissioned by the National Republican Senate Committee claims Alabama Democrat Senate candidate Doug Jones is leading Republican Judge Roy Moore by 12 points.
Statistician Nate Silver implies the numbers may have been manipulated to pressure Moore out of the race.
“I wouldn’t put much stock in that NRSC poll showing Moore way down, which presumably was “leaked” in order to get him out of the race,” tweeted Silver.
I wouldn't put much stock in that NRSC poll showing Moore way down, which presumably was "leaked" in order to get him out of the race.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 15, 2017
Even leftist researcher at Right Wing Watch, Jared Holt, thinks the poll should be approached with “caution.”
This is way off from every other poll I've seen. Approach this poll with cautionhttps://t.co/YcoHwrJgzA
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) 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.