Poll: Evangelical Christians More Likely To Support Roy Moore After Sexual Assault Accusations
A new poll finds that evangelical Christians in Alabama are more likely to support Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore since he has been accused of sexual assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the late 1970s.
A new poll by Newsweek found that 37 percent of evangelical Christians in Alabama are more likely to vote for Moore since the allegations were reported by The Washington Post. Moore has denied the allegations.
Only 28 percent of devout Christians were less likely to vote for Moore, while 34 percent said the sexual allegations made no difference.
Among the general public, Democrat candidate Doug Jones is leading Moore 46 to 42 percent.
Moore has been a hero to evangelicals for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building, and for illegally telling probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.