Roy Moore takes lead in Senate poll that Doug Jones led earlier in week (Real-Time News from AL.com)

Roy Moore takes lead in Senate poll that Doug Jones led earlier in week

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In the final hours of Alabama’s tumultuous Senate campaign, a new poll was released Saturday from a firm that changed the leader from a poll it conducted earlier in the week.

And Republican nominee Roy Moore was the beneficiary.

The poll from Florida-based Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, has Moore leading Democrat Doug Jones by 4 points. When Gravis released a poll on Tuesday, it had Jones leading by 4 points.

“Moore has momentum,” Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Marketing, said in the poll’s press release.

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday.

The Gravis poll sampled 1,254 likely voters via interactive voice responses and an online panel of cell phone users and found that Moore had 49 percent support to Jones’ 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percent – which keeps the race essentially too close to call.

The poll still had 6 percent of the sample group as undecided but Kaplan said that in a solid Republican state like Alabama, those still undecided would likely shift to Moore.

However, 27 percent of undecideds said they were leaning toward Jones to 24 percent for Moore. But the uncertain undecideds were at 49 percent.

“We saw the undecideds move from 8 percent to 6 percent and it is reasonable to assume that shy Moore supporters have become more comfortable expressing their support,” Kaplan said.

The poll was conducted Tuesday through Friday.

In the Gravis poll earlier this week, Jones led 48-44.

Polling data in the latest Gravis poll indicated the sexual misconduct allegations made against Moore have perhaps not had the impact that might be expected. Moore’s “very unfavorable” rating among the polling group was 45 percent while Jones’ was 43 percent. And Jones’ “very favorable” rating was 34 percent to Moore’s 31 percent.

President Trump, who has endorsed Moore, had 54 percent support as either “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable.”

Alabama Senate poll released 12.9.17 by pgattis7719 on Scribd

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December 9, 2017 at 10:01AM

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