Thirty-five percent of Alabama voters say the allegations of sexual assault against Roy Moore made them more likely to vote for him, according to a new Fox poll.
The FOX10 poll of likely voters released Tuesday found that 11 percent of respondents said they were less likely to vote for the Republican.
Thirty-six percent of likely voters said they had planned to vote for his opponent anyway when asked if the recent allegations that Moore had a sexual encounter with a teenager had influenced their choice.
Moore leads Jones 49 to 43 percent in the poll. Eight percent of likely voters in the state remain undecided.
Support for Moore has dropped 3 points from a poll conducted by FOX10 two weeks ago. Jones gained 2 points this month.
The poll was conducted on Monday, the same day a fifth woman came forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct.
Beverly Young Nelson claims that Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 when she was 16.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that a 53-year-old woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32. Moore has since denied the allegations, saying they are “completely false” and suggesting they are part of a smear campaign by the Democratic party.
Thirty-seven percent of the evangelicals surveyed by JMC analytics last weekend said the allegations against Moore make them more likely to vote for him in the upcoming election to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat.
Twenty-eight percent of respondents say the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision.
The JMC analytics poll, conducted from Nov. 9 to 11 with 575 responses, found that 29 percent of respondent said the allegations against Moore would make them more likely to vote for him, compared to 38 percent overall who say the allegations would make them less likely to support Moore.