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Monday, December 11, 2017

A Poll I Don't Believe

Democrat Doug Jones leads GOP candidate Roy Moore by 10 points in the Alabama Senate race, according to a Fox News poll released Monday.

Fifty percent of voters surveyed say they prefer Jones, compared to 40 percent for Moore, who has been plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct.
There has to be some number of people who are not going to tell a pollster that they are supported an alleged pedophile. But when they get into the voting booth, they can pull the lever for Moore and then decry to all of their friends that it's a durned shame that Alabamians elected a man whose apparent predilection was for underage girls and who believes that the time when he and his friends could have owned slaves was when America was at its greatest.

Then add to that the number of white Alabamians who are mad at Jones for prosecuting and convicting the two surviving Birmingham Church Bombers and you probably have enough voters to take Moore over the top.


Fine Swine said...

Not to mention that this "poll" is probably also Fox ratfucking in order to piss off the rabid R base while simultaneously lending less urgency to Jones voters.

Glenn Kelley said...

Factually the statement is true . Just prior to the Civil War the states on the gulf coast were considered among the wealthiest places in the world .

The self centredness of the statement is appalling but not rare .


Comrade Misfit said...

Color me "unsympathetic". The slave states had the option to stay in the Union and negotiate an end to slavery. But that was not acceptable to them, what they wanted was to expand slavery. That was a non-starter with the rest of the country.

They rolled the dice on a war. They lost.

B said...

AAANd that is kinda twisting what he said there, Innit?

Here is the whole quote, and the question as quoted from the article "In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” -- Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”"

And you are likely right about the poll though.

Comrade Misfit said...

Nope. Not twisting it a bit. Moore thinks that the time of slavery was the best time of all.

It was pretty good, if you were a rich white slave-owner.

For everyone else, not so much. Especially for the slaves. Or the free blacks in the North, who were at risk of being kidnapped by slave-chasers, who were not too particular about whom they grabbed.

But it would have been great for Ray Moore. He could have bought all of the young tail that he so yearned for... the pervert.

Anonymous said...

The polls I’ve heard say dead heat. The Dems, IMO, want that to stay that way so they can get out the vote. If African-Americans and college grads in Alabama get out and vote in large numbers Doug Jones will win big.

dinthebeast said...

What I heard from an Alabama reporter tonight was that those polls were of two varieties: Polls that only called landlines because they were automatic in one way or another and that's all they are allowed to call by law, and polls by actual live callers that included mobile phones as well.
The former, skewing older, whiter, and wealthier, favored Moore, the latter favored Jones.
Asked if he had a prediction, the reporter replied "Hell no".

-Doug in Oakland

CenterPuke88 said...

Doug, I’m unfortunately predicting a slim Moore win, and I agree it’s the view of “Fine Swine”.

Comrade, I’m in agreement that the whole quote doesn’t improve the meaning or context. But reading it, this stands out: “Our families were strong, our country had a direction.” Taking the quote at face value, and in context, his expression is more correctly rendered “White, American Families were strong...”. This does not surprise me, for either Alabama or the South.

B., no, it wasn’t what he said. He is, just as many do, tooting away on his dog whistle, much like people who post things alleging stuff like that only African-Americans riot on Black Friday. What amazes me is the number of people (and their contortions) who do this kind of thing and end up making statements that start “I’m not racist, but factually...”.

AC2usn said...

Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) always polled lower than on election day. So many could say I did not vote foe Jesse.