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Sample 1067 Registered Voters
Conducted November 28 - December 1, 2017
Margin of Error ±3.8%

1. How would you rate the economy in Alabama today? Is it...

Very good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Fairly good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59%
Fairly bad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%
Very bad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%

2. Do you approve or disapprove of how Donald Trump is handing his job as President?

Strongly approve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36%
Somewhat approve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Somewhat disapprove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Strongly disapprove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%

3. How likely is it that you will vote in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate in
December?

Definitely will vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68%
Probably will vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Maybe will vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Probably will not vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Definitely will not vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
Already voted early or by mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Don’t know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%

4. How motivated do you feel to vote in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate?
Among likely voters who have not already voted

Very motivated, can’t wait to vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67%
Somewhat motivated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%
Not too motivated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Not motivated, but I’ll do it anyway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

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5. If the Special election for U.S. Senator from Alabama were held today and the candidates
were [Doug Jones/Roy Moore], who would you vote for?
Among likely voters

Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49%
Doug Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43%
Someone else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Probably won’t vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%

6. Which of these best describes the reason for your vote? Is it mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Roy Moore

You like Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%
You don’t want to vote for Doug Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48%

7. Which of these best describes the reason for your vote? Is it mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Roy Moore

You think Roy Moore is the best person for the job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48%
You want a Senator who will cast conservative votes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%

8. Is your support for Doug Jones mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Doug Jones

You like Doug Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67%
You don’t want to vote for Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%

9. Which best describes you...
Among likely voters who support Doug Jones

I always vote for Democrats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43%
I usually vote for Democrats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32%
I sometimes vote for Democrats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%
I usually never vote for Democrats, but will make an exception this time . . . 9%

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10. Are you pretty firmly decided, or could something still change your mind?
Among likely voters voting for Moore or Jones

Firmly decided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91%
Could still change mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%

11. Have Donald Trump’s statements on the Alabama Senate race made you...
Among likely voters

More likely to consider Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%
More likely to consider Doug Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Not impacted your vote either way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65%

12. Do you see your Alabama Senate vote as a vote...
Among likely voters

In support of Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
In opposition to Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
Not about Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59%

13. Do you see your Alabama Senate vote as a vote...
Among likely voters

In support of Congressional Republicans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%
In opposition to Congressional Republicans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Not about Congressional Republicans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53%

14. Do you find Roy Moore’s positions on the role of religion in law and government generally...
Among likely voters

Acceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%
Unacceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37%
Haven’t heard enough about them yet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%

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15. Do you find Doug Jones’s positions on matters of race and civil rights generally...
Among likely voters

Acceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47%
Unacceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Haven’t heard enough about them yet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%

16. As you may know, Roy Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers,
while a grown man. Do you think those allegations are true or false?
Among likely voters

Definitely true . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Probably true . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
Probably false . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23%
Definitely false . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Haven’t heard enough yet to say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

17. Whether they are true or false, are the things Roy Moore is accused of serious, or not
serious?
Among likely voters

Serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82%
Not serious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%

18. Which best describes your view of these allegations:
Among likely voters

They do not concern me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
They concern me, but other things matter more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%
They are the top concern in this race right now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%

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19. Who do you think is behind these allegations?
Among likely voters who do not believe the allegations

Yes, behind No, not behind
Newspapers and the
media 89% 11%
Other Republicans 51% 49%
Democrats 91% 9%
People seeking
attention or money 93% 7%

20. Has the controversy around the allegations made you...
Among likely voters

More likely to vote in this election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37%
Less likely to vote in this election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%
Have not changed your intention to vote either way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60%

21. Do you think Roy Moore should step aside and have another Republican run as a write-in
candidate, or should Roy Moore stay in the race?
Among likely voters

Should step aside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44%
Should stay in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%

22. Does Mitch McConnell saying that Roy Moore should step aside make you:
Among likely voters

More likely to support Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Less likely to support Roy Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%
Do not matter to your decision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64%

23. Some supporters have defended Roy Moore by discussing relationships between men
and young women in the Bible, such as between Joseph and Mary. Do you think these
comparisons are appropriate, or inappropriate?
Among likely voters

Appropriate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Inappropriate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83%

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24. Which comes closest to your position on abortion? Do you think abortion should be...

Legal in all cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Legal in most cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27%
Illegal in most cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39%
Illegal in all cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%

25. Generally, do you think immigrants coming to the United States make American society...

Better in the long run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32%
Worse in the long run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40%
Don’t have much of an effect one way or the other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28%

26. Do you think it should be legal or not legal for same sex couples to marry?

Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44%
Not legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%

27. In what year were you born?

18-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
30-44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
45-64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
65+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%

28. What is your gender?

Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55%

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29. What racial or ethnic group best describes you?

White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68%
Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27%
Hispanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1%
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

30. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

HS or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
Some college . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%
College grad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
Post grad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%

31. Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?

Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56%
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

32. Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a ...?

Strong Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24%
Not very strong Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%
Lean Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Independent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%
Lean Republican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%
Not very strong Republican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Strong Republican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%

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33. In general, how would you describe your own political viewpoint?

Very liberal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9%
Somewhat liberal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%
Moderate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Somewhat conservative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23%
Very conservative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

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1. Rating Alabama’s Economy
How would you rate the economy in Alabama today? Is it...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Very good 11% 14% 8% 6% 10% 9% 18% 12% 7% ⇤ ⇤
Fairly good 59% 61% 57% 48% 49% 63% 69% 62% 49% ⇤ ⇤
Fairly bad 23% 19% 27% 34% 34% 21% 10% 20% 33% ⇤ ⇤
Very bad 7% 5% 8% 12% 7% 7% 2% 5% 11% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,067 484 583 193 236 378 260 723 294 8 42

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Very good 11% 3% 14% 15% 14% 9% 3% 7% 17%
Fairly good 59% 47% 54% 70% 65% 55% 43% 54% 68%
Fairly bad 23% 36% 26% 13% 18% 27% 41% 30% 13%
Very bad 7% 14% 5% 2% 3% 9% 13% 9% 2%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,067 343 213 497 405 659 203 337 521

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2. Trump Approval
Do you approve or disapprove of how Donald Trump is handing his job as President?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Strongly approve 36% 44% 28% 21% 28% 35% 54% 45% 9% ⇤ ⇤
Somewhat approve 21% 19% 24% 18% 24% 24% 18% 28% 6% ⇤ ⇤
Somewhat disapprove 11% 11% 11% 21% 11% 10% 7% 8% 21% ⇤ ⇤
Strongly disapprove 31% 25% 37% 40% 37% 31% 20% 19% 64% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,060 484 576 193 236 375 257 721 289 8 42

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Strongly approve 36% 3% 37% 58% 54% 24% 4% 18% 59%
Somewhat approve 21% 5% 24% 31% 29% 17% 6% 20% 28%
Somewhat disapprove 11% 19% 8% 8% 9% 13% 10% 20% 7%
Strongly disapprove 31% 73% 31% 3% 8% 46% 79% 42% 6%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,060 338 211 497 405 652 203 331 521

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3. Likelihood of Voting
How likely is it that you will vote in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate in December?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Definitely will vote 68% 75% 63% 46% 66% 73% 80% 69% 63% ⇤ ⇤
Probably will vote 15% 12% 17% 22% 14% 13% 12% 14% 17% ⇤ ⇤
Maybe will vote 8% 6% 9% 19% 7% 6% 2% 7% 10% ⇤ ⇤
Probably will not vote 4% 3% 5% 4% 7% 4% 3% 5% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Definitely will not vote 2% 2% 3% 5% 3% 2% 1% 2% 3% ⇤ ⇤
Already voted early or by mail 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% ⇤ ⇤
Don’t know 2% 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,065 484 581 193 234 378 260 721 294 8 42

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Definitely will vote 68% 67% 73% 68% 68% 69% 75% 53% 76%
Probably will vote 15% 15% 8% 17% 15% 15% 13% 20% 12%
Maybe will vote 8% 9% 7% 6% 7% 8% 6% 11% 6%
Probably will not vote 4% 3% 6% 5% 4% 4% 1% 7% 4%
Definitely will not vote 2% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 5% 1%
Already voted early or by mail 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0%
Don’t know 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% 4% 1%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,065 343 213 495 404 659 203 336 521

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4. Motivated to Vote
How motivated do you feel to vote in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate?
Among likely voters who have not already voted

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Very motivated, can’t wait to vote 67% 71% 63% 60% 65% 66% 72% 66% 67% ⇤ ⇤
Somewhat motivated 23% 21% 24% 28% 25% 25% 17% 23% 24% ⇤ ⇤
Not too motivated 4% 3% 5% 9% 5% 3% 2% 4% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Not motivated, but I’ll do it anyway 6% 5% 8% 3% 5% 6% 9% 7% 5% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 756 362 394 102 154 284 216 520 197 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Very motivated, can’t wait to vote 67% 71% 71% 62% 64% 68% 76% 58% 67%
Somewhat motivated 23% 21% 20% 25% 23% 23% 16% 31% 22%
Not too motivated 4% 3% 3% 5% 4% 4% 3% 5% 4%
Not motivated, but I’ll do it anyway 6% 4% 6% 8% 8% 5% 5% 6% 7%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 756 238 152 360 292 464 153 200 402

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5. AL Senator Vote
If the Special election for U.S. Senator from Alabama were held today and the candidates were [Doug Jones/Roy Moore], who would you vote for?
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Roy Moore 49% 55% 44% 27% 35% 54% 64% 63% 9% ⇤ ⇤
Doug Jones 43% 37% 49% 62% 58% 39% 29% 28% 86% ⇤ ⇤
Someone else 4% 4% 3% 6% 1% 4% 4% 5% 0% ⇤ ⇤
Not sure 4% 4% 3% 4% 6% 3% 2% 4% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Probably won’t vote 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 766 368 398 105 155 286 219 530 196 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Roy Moore 49% 4% 43% 82% 77% 32% 5% 25% 78%
Doug Jones 43% 94% 45% 9% 13% 62% 94% 66% 12%
Someone else 4% 0% 4% 6% 6% 2% 0% 2% 6%
Not sure 4% 2% 7% 3% 4% 3% 1% 6% 4%
Probably won’t vote 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 766 241 155 364 295 469 158 202 404

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6. Support for Moore in Opposition to Jones
Which of these best describes the reason for your vote? Is it mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Roy Moore

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
You like Roy Moore 52% 59% 45% ⇤ 58% 58% 41% 51% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
You don’t want to vote for Doug Jones 48% 41% 55% ⇤ 42% 42% 59% 49% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 377 201 176 29 54 154 141 337 18 2 20

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
You like Roy Moore 52% ⇤ 52% 52% 51% 54% ⇤ 48% 54%
You don’t want to vote for Doug Jones 48% ⇤ 48% 48% 49% 46% ⇤ 52% 46%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100%
Weighted N 377 9 67 298 227 149 9 51 316

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7. Support for Moore
Which of these best describes the reason for your vote? Is it mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Roy Moore

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
You think Roy Moore is the best person for the
job 48% 51% 45% ⇤ 57% 51% 40% 46% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
You want a Senator who will cast conservative
votes 52% 49% 55% ⇤ 43% 49% 60% 54% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 377 201 176 29 54 154 141 337 18 2 20

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
You think Roy Moore is the best person for the
job 48% ⇤ 38% 49% 46% 51% ⇤ 62% 45%
You want a Senator who will cast conservative
votes 52% ⇤ 62% 51% 54% 49% ⇤ 38% 55%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100%
Weighted N 377 9 67 298 227 149 9 51 316

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8. Support for Jones
Is your support for Doug Jones mainly because:
Among likely voters who support Doug Jones

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
You like Doug Jones 67% 65% 69% 69% 69% 65% 67% 63% 73% ⇤ ⇤
You don’t want to vote for Roy Moore 33% 35% 31% 31% 31% 35% 33% 37% 27% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 329 135 194 65 90 110 64 146 168 6 9

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
You like Doug Jones 67% 79% 50% ⇤ ⇤ 68% 79% 64% ⇤
You don’t want to vote for Roy Moore 33% 21% 50% ⇤ ⇤ 32% 21% 36% ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100% 100% 100% ⇤
Weighted N 329 227 70 32 37 292 148 134 46

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9. Frequency of Voting for Democrats
Which best describes you...
Among likely voters who support Doug Jones

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
I always vote for Democrats 43% 37% 48% 50% 44% 42% 38% 23% 63% ⇤ ⇤
I usually vote for Democrats 32% 34% 30% 33% 27% 34% 34% 42% 23% ⇤ ⇤
I sometimes vote for Democrats 16% 19% 14% 11% 15% 18% 19% 23% 10% ⇤ ⇤
I usually never vote for Democrats, but will
make an exception this time 9% 10% 8% 6% 13% 6% 9% 12% 3% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 329 134 195 65 90 111 63 146 169 6 8

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
I always vote for Democrats 43% 61% 6% ⇤ ⇤ 47% 45% 45% ⇤
I usually vote for Democrats 32% 35% 35% ⇤ ⇤ 31% 44% 27% ⇤
I sometimes vote for Democrats 16% 3% 52% ⇤ ⇤ 15% 9% 20% ⇤
I usually never vote for Democrats, but will
make an exception this time 9% 0% 6% ⇤ ⇤ 7% 2% 8% ⇤
Totals 100% 99% 99% ⇤ ⇤ 100% 100% 100% ⇤
Weighted N 329 227 69 32 37 292 148 134 47

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10. Vote Certainty
Are you pretty firmly decided, or could something still change your mind?
Among likely voters voting for Moore or Jones

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Firmly decided 91% 92% 90% 91% 89% 91% 93% 89% 96% ⇤ ⇤
Could still change mind 9% 8% 10% 9% 11% 9% 7% 11% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 705 336 368 95 144 264 202 481 187 8 29

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Firmly decided 91% 96% 93% 88% 89% 92% 95% 90% 90%
Could still change mind 9% 4% 7% 12% 11% 8% 5% 10% 10%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 705 236 137 328 262 441 157 185 361

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11. Influence of Trump’s Statements on Vote
Have Donald Trump’s statements on the Alabama Senate race made you...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
More likely to consider Roy Moore 13% 13% 14% 16% 17% 7% 17% 15% 9% ⇤ ⇤
More likely to consider Doug Jones 22% 21% 22% 34% 30% 20% 12% 13% 46% ⇤ ⇤
Not impacted your vote either way 65% 66% 64% 49% 53% 73% 71% 72% 45% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 766 368 398 105 155 286 219 530 196 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
More likely to consider Roy Moore 13% 4% 8% 21% 16% 11% 5% 8% 19%
More likely to consider Doug Jones 22% 48% 21% 5% 8% 31% 44% 35% 7%
Not impacted your vote either way 65% 47% 71% 74% 76% 58% 51% 57% 74%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 766 241 155 364 296 469 158 202 404

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12. Vote in Response to Trump
Do you see your Alabama Senate vote as a vote...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
In support of Donald Trump 30% 33% 26% 30% 31% 25% 34% 33% 20% ⇤ ⇤
In opposition to Donald Trump 11% 11% 11% 20% 15% 9% 6% 7% 22% ⇤ ⇤
Not about Donald Trump 59% 56% 63% 50% 54% 66% 60% 60% 58% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 764 368 396 104 156 284 219 528 196 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
In support of Donald Trump 30% 7% 26% 46% 39% 24% 4% 22% 43%
In opposition to Donald Trump 11% 26% 11% 1% 4% 15% 26% 16% 2%
Not about Donald Trump 59% 67% 63% 53% 57% 61% 70% 61% 54%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99%
Weighted N 764 242 154 362 296 467 156 202 404

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13. Vote in Response to Congressional Republicans
Do you see your Alabama Senate vote as a vote...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
In support of Congressional Republicans 25% 22% 28% 29% 23% 21% 31% 30% 12% ⇤ ⇤
In opposition to Congressional Republicans 22% 25% 19% 27% 21% 23% 18% 21% 24% ⇤ ⇤
Not about Congressional Republicans 53% 53% 53% 44% 56% 56% 51% 49% 64% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 767 368 399 105 156 286 219 530 197 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
In support of Congressional Republicans 25% 6% 9% 44% 35% 19% 5% 17% 37%
In opposition to Congressional Republicans 22% 35% 26% 11% 15% 26% 39% 23% 14%
Not about Congressional Republicans 53% 59% 65% 45% 50% 55% 56% 60% 49%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 767 242 155 364 296 470 158 202 405

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14. Moore’s Views on Role of Religion
Do you find Roy Moore’s positions on the role of religion in law and government generally...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Acceptable 52% 56% 49% 38% 40% 56% 63% 64% 21% ⇤ ⇤
Unacceptable 37% 36% 38% 44% 48% 34% 30% 29% 59% ⇤ ⇤
Haven’t heard enough about them yet 11% 8% 13% 18% 12% 9% 7% 7% 19% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 763 368 395 105 156 284 218 526 197 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Acceptable 52% 11% 46% 83% 79% 36% 10% 32% 79%
Unacceptable 37% 72% 45% 10% 14% 52% 80% 55% 12%
Haven’t heard enough about them yet 11% 17% 8% 7% 7% 12% 10% 13% 9%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 763 242 154 362 294 469 158 201 402

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15. Jones’s Views on Civil Rights
Do you find Doug Jones’s positions on matters of race and civil rights generally...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Acceptable 47% 45% 50% 61% 58% 47% 35% 35% 84% ⇤ ⇤
Unacceptable 30% 35% 25% 13% 21% 32% 40% 38% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Haven’t heard enough about them yet 23% 20% 25% 26% 21% 21% 25% 27% 12% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 764 367 397 105 155 285 219 528 196 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Acceptable 47% 86% 49% 22% 25% 61% 89% 62% 24%
Unacceptable 30% 4% 28% 47% 44% 21% 3% 12% 49%
Haven’t heard enough about them yet 23% 10% 23% 31% 31% 18% 8% 25% 27%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100%
Weighted N 764 241 155 364 294 469 157 201 405

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16. Moore Allegations
As you may know, Roy Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, while a grown man. Do you think those allegations are true or false?
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Definitely true 21% 17% 25% 33% 26% 18% 16% 16% 34% ⇤ ⇤
Probably true 24% 24% 24% 37% 30% 22% 17% 18% 42% ⇤ ⇤
Probably false 23% 23% 22% 15% 18% 23% 30% 29% 8% ⇤ ⇤
Definitely false 21% 25% 18% 9% 16% 26% 24% 27% 4% ⇤ ⇤
Haven’t heard enough yet to say 10% 11% 10% 6% 10% 11% 13% 10% 11% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 99% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 765 368 397 105 156 286 218 529 196 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Definitely true 21% 46% 19% 5% 9% 29% 44% 32% 7%
Probably true 24% 40% 29% 12% 12% 32% 48% 30% 12%
Probably false 23% 5% 24% 35% 33% 16% 3% 15% 34%
Definitely false 21% 2% 17% 36% 33% 14% 1% 10% 35%
Haven’t heard enough yet to say 10% 7% 11% 12% 13% 9% 3% 13% 12%
Totals 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100%
Weighted N 765 241 155 363 296 469 158 202 403

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17. Severity of Accusations
Whether they are true or false, are the things Roy Moore is accused of serious, or not serious?
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Serious 82% 79% 86% 87% 91% 81% 76% 79% 95% ⇤ ⇤
Not serious 18% 21% 14% 13% 9% 19% 24% 21% 5% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 759 365 394 105 156 285 214 526 194 8 31

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Serious 82% 98% 82% 72% 76% 86% 98% 90% 72%
Not serious 18% 2% 18% 28% 24% 14% 2% 10% 28%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 759 242 155 357 293 465 158 202 398

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18. Concern about the Allegations
Which best describes your view of these allegations:
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
They do not concern me 21% 25% 17% 13% 17% 24% 24% 27% 7% ⇤ ⇤
They concern me, but other things matter more 52% 51% 52% 48% 49% 50% 57% 54% 44% ⇤ ⇤
They are the top concern in this race right now 27% 24% 31% 39% 34% 25% 19% 19% 49% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 762 366 396 105 156 285 217 526 197 8 31

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
They do not concern me 21% 5% 20% 32% 30% 16% 4% 11% 33%
They concern me, but other things matter more 52% 47% 56% 53% 55% 50% 51% 54% 51%
They are the top concern in this race right now 27% 47% 24% 15% 15% 34% 45% 35% 16%
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 762 242 154 360 294 467 158 202 401

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19A. Who is Behind Allegations? - Newspapers and the media
Who do you think is behind these allegations?
Among likely voters who do not believe the allegations

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, behind 89% 90% 87% ⇤ ⇤ 92% 92% 88% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
No, not behind 11% 10% 13% ⇤ ⇤ 8% 8% 12% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 317 169 148 21 50 135 112 279 20 1 17

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, behind 89% ⇤ 92% 88% 89% 88% ⇤ ⇤ 92%
No, not behind 11% ⇤ 8% 12% 11% 12% ⇤ ⇤ 8%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100%
Weighted N 317 15 60 241 183 135 6 43 268

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19B. Who is Behind Allegations? - Other Republicans
Who do you think is behind these allegations?
Among likely voters who do not believe the allegations

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, behind 51% 66% 35% ⇤ 50% 58% 48% 52% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
No, not behind 49% 34% 65% ⇤ 50% 42% 52% 48% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 319 171 148 23 51 134 110 280 20 1 17

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, behind 51% ⇤ 71% 47% 51% 52% ⇤ ⇤ 53%
No, not behind 49% ⇤ 29% 53% 49% 48% ⇤ ⇤ 47%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100%
Weighted N 319 13 59 246 183 136 6 42 269

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19C. Who is Behind Allegations? - Democrats
Who do you think is behind these allegations?
Among likely voters who do not believe the allegations

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, behind 91% 90% 91% ⇤ 86% 94% 94% 93% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
No, not behind 9% 10% 9% ⇤ 14% 6% 6% 7% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 328 177 151 23 51 137 116 288 21 1 17

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, behind 91% ⇤ 93% 92% 94% 86% ⇤ ⇤ 93%
No, not behind 9% ⇤ 7% 8% 6% 14% ⇤ ⇤ 7%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100%
Weighted N 328 13 62 251 189 139 6 46 274

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19D. Who is Behind Allegations? - People seeking attention or money
Who do you think is behind these allegations?
Among likely voters who do not believe the allegations

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Yes, behind 93% 95% 92% ⇤ ⇤ 93% 96% 94% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
No, not behind 7% 5% 8% ⇤ ⇤ 7% 4% 6% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 313 168 145 22 50 131 109 278 17 1 17

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Yes, behind 93% ⇤ 94% 94% 96% 91% ⇤ ⇤ 96%
No, not behind 7% ⇤ 6% 6% 4% 9% ⇤ ⇤ 4%
Totals 100% ⇤ 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤ 100%
Weighted N 313 11 60 240 183 130 6 45 261

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20. Controversy Affecting Likelihood to Vote
Has the controversy around the allegations made you...
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
More likely to vote in this election 37% 33% 41% 48% 44% 33% 32% 34% 42% ⇤ ⇤
Less likely to vote in this election 3% 2% 3% 2% 5% 2% 3% 3% 2% ⇤ ⇤
Have not changed your intention to vote either
way 60% 64% 56% 50% 51% 65% 65% 63% 56% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 765 368 397 105 156 285 219 528 197 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
More likely to vote in this election 37% 40% 41% 33% 32% 40% 41% 41% 33%
Less likely to vote in this election 3% 2% 1% 4% 4% 2% 1% 4% 3%
Have not changed your intention to vote either
way 60% 58% 58% 62% 64% 58% 58% 55% 64%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 765 242 155 363 294 469 158 202 404

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21. Opinion on Moore Withdrawing
Do you think Roy Moore should step aside and have another Republican run as a write-in candidate, or should Roy Moore stay in the race?
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Should step aside 44% 40% 47% 63% 55% 41% 29% 34% 70% ⇤ ⇤
Should stay in 56% 60% 53% 37% 45% 59% 71% 66% 30% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 765 368 397 105 156 285 219 528 197 8 31

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Should step aside 44% 78% 43% 21% 25% 55% 81% 61% 21%
Should stay in 56% 22% 57% 79% 75% 45% 19% 39% 79%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 765 242 155 362 295 469 158 202 403

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22. Influence of Mitch McConnell
Does Mitch McConnell saying that Roy Moore should step aside make you:
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
More likely to support Roy Moore 30% 35% 25% 18% 26% 31% 37% 37% 9% ⇤ ⇤
Less likely to support Roy Moore 6% 4% 7% 9% 12% 4% 2% 3% 12% ⇤ ⇤
Do not matter to your decision 64% 61% 67% 72% 62% 65% 61% 60% 79% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 764 366 398 105 156 286 217 527 197 8 32

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
More likely to support Roy Moore 30% 4% 34% 45% 44% 21% 2% 16% 48%
Less likely to support Roy Moore 6% 12% 2% 3% 4% 7% 11% 9% 2%
Do not matter to your decision 64% 84% 63% 52% 52% 72% 87% 75% 50%
Totals 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 764 242 154 363 294 469 158 201 404

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23. Appropriateness of Biblical Comparisons
Some supporters have defended Roy Moore by discussing relationships between men and young women in the Bible, such as between Joseph and Mary. Do you
think these comparisons are appropriate, or inappropriate?
Among likely voters

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Appropriate 17% 24% 11% 23% 23% 18% 11% 18% 13% ⇤ ⇤
Inappropriate 83% 76% 89% 77% 77% 82% 89% 82% 87% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 758 365 394 105 156 284 213 523 197 8 31

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Appropriate 17% 8% 18% 24% 23% 14% 4% 13% 25%
Inappropriate 83% 92% 82% 76% 77% 86% 96% 87% 75%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 758 242 153 358 292 465 158 201 398

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24. Position on Abortion
Which comes closest to your position on abortion? Do you think abortion should be...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Legal in all cases 15% 14% 15% 17% 20% 14% 9% 12% 23% ⇤ ⇤
Legal in most cases 27% 24% 31% 29% 28% 28% 24% 21% 42% ⇤ ⇤
Illegal in most cases 39% 44% 35% 35% 30% 41% 48% 44% 24% ⇤ ⇤
Illegal in all cases 19% 18% 19% 18% 22% 17% 19% 23% 10% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,063 484 579 193 236 377 257 720 293 8 42

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Legal in all cases 15% 28% 15% 6% 4% 21% 31% 20% 4%
Legal in most cases 27% 48% 27% 13% 12% 37% 54% 34% 14%
Illegal in most cases 39% 17% 45% 51% 51% 31% 10% 35% 53%
Illegal in all cases 19% 7% 13% 30% 32% 10% 5% 11% 29%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,063 342 212 495 405 655 203 334 520

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25. Position on Immigration
Generally, do you think immigrants coming to the United States make American society...

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Better in the long run 32% 36% 28% 40% 33% 27% 31% 29% 35% ⇤ ⇤
Worse in the long run 40% 40% 40% 26% 35% 44% 49% 49% 20% ⇤ ⇤
Don’t have much of an effect one way or the
other 28% 24% 32% 34% 32% 29% 20% 22% 45% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,062 483 579 193 236 374 259 720 294 8 41

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Better in the long run 32% 49% 34% 20% 23% 38% 59% 34% 20%
Worse in the long run 40% 15% 36% 59% 56% 30% 15% 27% 58%
Don’t have much of an effect one way or the
other 28% 36% 30% 21% 21% 32% 26% 39% 22%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,062 343 212 492 404 656 203 337 517

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26. Position on Same Sex Marriage
Do you think it should be legal or not legal for same sex couples to marry?

Gender Age group Race/Ethnicity
Total Male Female 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+ White Black Hispanic Other
Legal 44% 44% 43% 67% 57% 34% 27% 39% 54% ⇤ ⇤
Not legal 56% 56% 57% 33% 43% 66% 73% 61% 46% ⇤ ⇤
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% ⇤ ⇤
Weighted N 1,056 482 574 193 236 371 256 717 290 8 41

Party ID White Evangelical Ideology
Total Democrat Independent Republican Yes No Liberal Moderate Conservative
Legal 44% 66% 50% 26% 22% 57% 82% 57% 20%
Not legal 56% 34% 50% 74% 78% 43% 18% 43% 80%
Totals 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Weighted N 1,056 341 210 493 404 650 203 331 516

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HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED AND THE
MARGIN OF ERROR CALCULATED

December 3, 2017

The CBS News 2017 Alabama poll is conducted by YouGov using a representative sample of
1,067 registered voters in Alabama between November 28–December 1, 2017.
Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of Alabama registered
voters according to gender, age, race (based on the Voting and Registration supplement of
the November 2016 Current Population Survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census).
The responding sample was then weighted based on gender, age, race, education, and 2016
Presidential vote. The weights range from 0.02 to 6.02, with a mean of 1 and a standard
deviation of 0.76.
The margin of error (a 95% confidence interval) for a sample percentage p based upon the entire
sample is approximately 3.8%. Vote choice questions are reported among an e↵ective weighted
N of 767 likely voters, and have a margin of error of 4.8%. The margin of error is calculated
using the formula s
1 + CV2
p̂ ± 100 ⇥
n
where CV is the coefficient of variation of the sample weights and n is the sample size used
to compute the proportion. This is a measure of sampling error (the average of all estimates
obtained using the same sample selection and weighting procedures repeatedly). The sample
estimate should di↵er from its expected value by less than margin of error in 95 percent of
all samples. It does not reflect non-sampling errors, including potential selection bias in panel
participation or in response to a particular survey.

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