JMC Analytics Pollster: ‘More Likely’ to Support Roy Moore Response Over WaPo Allegations a Pushback Against the Media

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at an event at the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Thursday, Nov. 9 Washington Post story an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Moore has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Monday on Huntsville, AL’s News Talk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN’s “Dale Jackson Show,” JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon offered his interpretation of a response to his latest poll on the Alabama U.S. Senate race that showed some respondents more likely to vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the wake of a damaging Washington Post report. On Thursday, a story in the Post accused Moore of engaging in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls decades ago. The JMC Analytics survey found that 29 percent of its respondents were “more likely” to vote for Moore in response to the Post’s reporting. Some had interpreted that response as an endorsement by Alabamians of Moore’s alleged behavior. Next time you take the kiddos to Alabama steer clear of 29% of the state’s voters @TVietor08 — Mike Barnicle (@mikebarnicle) November 12, 2017 29% of Alabama voters say allegations of child molestation make them MORE likely to vote for Roy Moore. — Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 12, 2017 Host Dale Jackson asked Couvillon about that response and what to make of it. According to Couvillon, it appeared to him it was a response more about pushing back against a hostile press than an endorsement of molestation. “That’s a

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