Clearly, Alabama voters aren’t buying what the Washington Post is selling.
A JMC Analytics poll of Alabama voters has revealed something rather interesting: 29 percent of the respondents said they are “more likely” to vote for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of the Post story that alleges he engaged in sexual relationships with four teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
While some disingenuous folks – who surely know better – are actually trying to spin the survey results to suggest they imply such sexual misconduct is held in high regard by Alabamians, it’s clear the numbers instead represent a statement, a backlash, in response to what has been seen by many as a witch hunt against a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.
Here is John Couvillon of JMC Analytics discussing that very issue on Huntsville, Alabama’s News Talk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN’s “Dale Jackson Show”:
“My interpretation of that 29 percent who said somehow their more likely to support him is given that you have a widespread distrust of the news media, if you are a Republican and/or somebody who supports President Trump, and you’re used to your candidate just getting routinely trashed on the media so to speak, an incident like this is likely to get your dander up and say, ‘You know what, screw it. I’m going to vote for Roy Moore to make a statement.’ So, I don’t interpret the 29 percent as condoning what Roy Moore did. Rather, I’m interpreting that 29 percent as kind of a primal scream saying, ‘I don’t care what the media says. I’m sticking by Moore.’”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large