A group designed to promote President Trump's agenda has revealed the results of two polls showing a recent shift favoring the embattled Republican candidate, Roy Moore, in Alabama's special Senate election.
Moore, who faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage women when he was in his 30s, trailed Democrat Doug Jones two weeks ago at the height of the controversy. Moore denies the charges.
The first poll from America First Policies, a survey of 600 likely Alabama voters taken between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, showed Jones with an 8 point advantage, 49 percent to Moore's 41 percent, as reported by Roll Call.
However, a second survey of the same number of respondents, conducted from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, showed that Jones' boost has dissipated. In this survey, 46 percent backed Moore and 45 percent said they would vote for Jones.
Both surveys, conducted by Polling Company and National Research Inc., have a margin of error of four percentage points.
The special election contest is scheduled for Dec. 12.
A RealClearPolitics polling trend chart also shows an upswing for Moore, retaking the lead in polling from Jones in recent days.
President Trump has not endorsed Moore, but has condemned his opponent Jones as "a Schumer/Pelosi puppet" — a reference to the Democratic leadership in Congress.