McConnell: 'I'm Going To Let' Voters Decide Moore's Fitness For Office

McConnell: 'I'm Going To Let' Voters Decide Moore's Fitness For Office

The error margin is 3.5 points among the sample of 1,110 registered voters and 4.5 points among the sample of 739 likely voters.

The survey shows that allegations of improper sexual behavior against Moore, a former Alabama chief justice, hang heavily over a race that would favor a Republican under ordinary circumstances in this deeply conservative state.

Mr. Moore, 70, has denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, McConnell said he believed several women who have accused Moore of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, saying he should "step aside".

Among all likely voters, almost two out of ten (18%) think the allegations, whether true or false, are not serious.

George Stephanopoulos asked McConnell. One of the accusers, Leigh Corfman, told The Washington Post she was 14 and Mr. Moore was 32 when he touched her over her underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

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Moore was leading Democrat Doug Jones 49 to 43 percent among voters likely to cast ballots in the December 12 special election, CBS said.

Moore now has a six-point lead over Jones, according to the poll.

Moore, who beat incumbent Sen. After the report, another woman came forward to accuse Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.

The Washington Post says only 35% of likely voters polled say they believe Moore made unwanted sexual advances on teen girls four decades ago. Just over half (52%) think there are things more serious to consider than the allegations, and another 21% say the allegations do not concern them at all. No new allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged since around November 15; just this week Moore returned to the campaign trail, after laying low for 11 days.

Other key Republicans have called for Moore to drop out of the race, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and two former Republican presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain.