A recent analysis has exposed the extreme political positions of Doug Jones, the Democrat opponent of Roy Moore in Alabama's special Senate election.
From Free Market Shooter:
In spite of an endorsement by President Trump, Luther Strange was defeated by Roy Moore in the Republican primary on September 26th for Alabama’s special Senate election, to fill the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. On November 9th, allegations against Moore began to surface in The Washington Post, alleging that Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with minors in the 1970s:
Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.
It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.
The allegations quickly began to dominate national headlines; questions began to circulate regarding the conspicuous timing of the accusations, which surfaced with very similar timing to those against President Trump in his election. After holding a substantial lead, Moore’s polling took a nosedive, as Fox News reported on November 18th…
Alabama hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1992. But a Fox News poll taken in the wake of the Moore allegations and released Thursday shows Jones leading Moore 50 percent to 42 percent.
…and the betting odds for a Moore win mirrored Moore’s polling drop. Though we would normally use Betfair’s exchange for betting odds on this election…
…Betfair’s exchange has extremely thin depth, with only $57,900 wagered on the election, likely due to Betfair’s European location, and this election being a US event. Instead, we will turn to Predictit, a US-based prediction market “for politics”. After trading around 90% prior to the allegations, Moore’s odds took a hit, reaching a low of 36%…
…but have subsequently recovered to over 60%. And while much of Moore’s recovery can be attributed to voters not trusting the timing of misconduct allegations that occurred in the 1970s, the mainstream media has overlooked another important reason that Jones hasn’t been able to poll higher:
Doug Jones holds absolutely zero moderate positions.
This might not seem like a problem, as “extreme” Senators from both sides of the aisle are commonly elected. However, for a “blue” candidate to win in a “red” state like Alabama, there has to be at least some moderation on a few key issues to attract Republicans.
Some notable examples are:
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