Despite accusations of sexual misconduct by nine women, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to best his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, in the polls.
White women in general still come out strong for Moore, though, with nearly 60 percent backing the embattled Republican. This is in spite of their readiness to believe the allegations against him:
Women are more likely than men to find the allegations credible and to support Jones, with 41 percent of women saying Moore made unwanted advances compared with 28 percent of men saying the same. Moore leads by 15 points among men likely to vote, while Jones leads by 18 points among likely female voters.
Moore has not fully denied that he dated teenagers while in his 30s, saying,
“If I did, I’m not going to dispute these things, but I don’t remember anything like that,” Moore said on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Nov. 10 in response to claims that he had dated 17- or 18-year-old girls.