Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has taken a hit in the polls in the wake of allegations that include sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.
The latest poll, conducted by JMC Analytics, found that Moore's opponent, Doug Jones, has a four-point lead — 46 percent of Alabamans indicated they would vote for Jones, while 42 percent said they would elect Moore.
The poll, based on a landline sample of likely voters, was the first since the Moore scandal broke that shows Jones with an edge.
The poll also offered a window into the state of mind of Alabamans following the salacious allegations. 38 percent of respondents said they were less likely to support Moore as a result of the accusations, while an astounding 29 percent said they were now more likely to support him.
Members of the Alabama Republican Party have taken heat in recent days for defending Moore's conduct.