Judge Roy Moore in statistical tie with Doug Jones

Roy Moore at a campaign rally

Roy Moore at a campaign rally

With less than two weeks to go, support for Democrat Doug Jones among likely voters stands at 50 percent vs. Moore's 47 percent - a margin of a scant three points that sets up a nail-biter for the oddly timed December 12 special election.

The Washington Post published a bombshell report last month on the allegations based on interviews with more than 30 people.

I write in response to Chris Kaufman's letter published November 26, wherein he acknowledged that "there have been a lot of serious allegations leveled against" Roy Moore, the candidate Chris Kaufman supports, and whom he asserts will be the next US senator from Alabama.

Several women have come forward to accuse Mr. Moore of inappropriately touching or pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an adult. But Trump has since defended Moore, noting Moore has denied allegations of sexual misconduct.

Not surprisingly, women are more likely to find the allegations against Moore to be credible and, in turn, are also more likely to support Jones.

A new poll revealed Moore holds a steady lead ahead of Alabama's special election. Even so, fifty-three percent of voters said Jones has higher standards of personal moral conduct, compared to 34 percent who said the same about Moore.

The margin of error is 4.5%.

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However, the poll also highlighted a continued division among Alabama voters on the validity of the allegations.

Thirty-five percent of respondents to the Post's poll said they think Moore did make unwanted advances toward teenage girls, while 37 percent said they were unsure or had no opinion.

Abortion is among the top issues pulling voters toward Moore.

The CBS/YouGov poll found that 36 percent of the state's Republican voters said the allegations are "definitely false" and another 35 percent said they're "probably false". Forty-six percent said the allegations are "definitely true" and 40 percent said they're "probably true".

The firestorm surrounding Moore has died down some after peaking in mid-November.

Nationally, Republicans have largely pulled their support for Moore.

Likely Republican voters overwhelmingly believe the allegations against Mr. Moore are false, according to the CBS poll released Sunday.

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