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New AL Senate Poll has Jones leading Moore

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Roy Moore (L), Doug Jones (R), square off in special election to replace AL U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions. Source: FOX 10 News Roy Moore (L), Doug Jones (R), square off in special election to replace AL U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions. Source: FOX 10 News
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A new poll puts Doug Jones ahead of Roy Moore for the first time in the heated race for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions. It comes less than  week after allegations against Moore of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old girl in 1979, when he was 32.

The poll conducted by JMC Analytics has Jones leading with 46% over Roy Moore at 42%. According to the poll, 9% are still undecided. It had a margin of error of 4%.

The allegations in Thursday's report by The Washington Post has shaken up the race, which previous polls had Moore with a commanding lead over Jones. 

Moore continues to deny the allegations -- calling them "politically motivated."

"To be attacked for allegations of sexual misconduct contradicts my entire career in law," said Moore at an event on Saturday. "I have not been guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone. These allegations came only 4 1/2 weeks before the general election on December 12th. Why now?"

Jones, who was in Prichard Friday night, said his campaign had no knowledge of the allegations whatsoever.

"Absolutely not... That's just another in a continuing pattern of absurd statements that Moore and his campaign have made... Not just in the course of this campaign but in the course of his career," said Jones. 

It's an election that's captured national attention, especially following sweeping victories by democrats in Virginia and New Jersey last week.

Now in the final stretch, it's still too close to call as both candidates remain on the defensive. One fighting off "so-called rumors."

"This article is a prime example of fake news," said Moore. "These attacks invoke a minor and are completely false and untrue."

the other defending his record.

"I think if you look at his foundation and other things... I think there is a real clear pattern. I've worked for the people of this state and I think he has worked for himself," said Jones.

The special election is December 12th. 

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