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Alabama Senate race in a dead heat

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Roy Moore & Doug Jones face off in special Alabama  U.S. Senate election December 12. Source: FOX 10 News Roy Moore & Doug Jones face off in special Alabama U.S. Senate election December 12. Source: FOX 10 News
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

We want to put the U.S. Senate race in context for you by looking back at the last 3 statewide polls.  All of them were conducted by Strategy Research.  FOX10 News commissioned the first two referenced.  The third one, released November 21, was commissioned by Raycom Media.  Each poll surveyed 3,000 people across Alabama.  Each poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.

  • The poll taken October 23 showed Republican Roy Moore with an 11 point lead over the Democrat Doug Jones.  7% of those polled were undecided.
  • The next poll, taken on November 14, started to show the effect of the sexual misconduct allegations reported against Moore. By this poll, there were only 6 points separating the Republican and the Democrat.
  • Finally,  the poll commissioned by Raycom Media and released on November 21.  Roy Moore led with 47% but Doug Jones had 45%.  Since the margin for error is plus or minus 2 percent, the race appears to be a dead heat.  The percent of undecided voters has also dropped.

This is why this race has become so important to both the Republicans and the Democrats.

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