If you thought the slew of sexual assault and child molestation allegations made against disgraced judge Roy Moore would tank his chances at winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, think again.
A new poll shows that nearly 40% of devout Evangelical Christians in Alabama say they’re now more likely to vote for Moore after multiple allegations by women who say he sexually harassed and molested them when they were children.
Yes, you read that correctly, folks. They say they are more likely to vote for the alleged sexual predator.
The poll, which was conducted by JMC Analytics, also found that only 28% said they were less likely to vote for Moore, and 34% said their support has not wavered since the story broke.
Moore has long been considered the golden boy of the evangelical community. He was twice removed from his post as Alabama’s chief justice–first for refusing to remove Ten Commandments monument from the lobby of the state judicial building, and then for ordering probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.
Sadly, these numbers aren’t terribly surprising. At least not when you consider exit polls after last year’s presidential election found that 80% of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump despite the whole p*ssy grabbing remarks and all the sexual assault allegations lodged against him.
In other Roy Moore news, during a press conference this morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the disgraced judge to drop out of the race.
“I believe the women, yes,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky, adding, “I think [Moore] should step aside.”
Moore responded by pulling a move straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook: he fired off a bitter tweet:
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 13, 2017
Yet another day in Trump’s America.