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Democrat Jones leads Republican Moore by 8 points in Alabama, per Fox News poll

Democrat Jones leads Republican Moore by 8 points in Alabama, per Fox News poll

Democrat Doug Jones leads Roy Moore by 8 points among those likely to vote in Alabama's special election to the U.S. Senate next month, according to Fox News.

The poll, released on Thursday afternoon, is the first survey from a major pollster since The Washington Post first reported allegations that Moore had initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. A number of other women have subsequently come forward with stories about Moore soliciting dates from them while they were underage or, in one case, alleged an attempted sexual assault by Moore.

Prior to the Fox News poll, RealClearPolitics' average of recent polls in the state continued to give a slight edge to...

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