Poll: Alabama Evangelicals still support Roy Moore despite sexual assault accusations

Despite allegations of molesting children, about 40 percent of Alabama Evangelical Christians say they are still more likely voting for Republican Roy Moore over Democrat Doug Jones.

A new poll by JMC Analytics and Polling shows that 37 percent of Evangelicals said they would back Moore following the accusations.

28 percent of them said they were less likely to support him while another 34 percent of Christians said they were indifferent.

RELATED: Women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual assault

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Beverly Nelson (L) shows a school year book with attorney Gloria Allread during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Accuser Beverly Young Nelson, reacts while reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Attorney Gloria Allred stands with accuser Beverly Young Nelson, holding a sketch of herself made when she was 16 after reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Beverly Nelson (L) reacts as she reads a statement to reporters with attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Beverly Young Nelson (L) speaks to the media with her lawyer Gloria Allred, at a news conference where she has accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 16 on November 13, 2017 in New York City. Moore, a controversial politician who recently won a run-off against Luther Strange for Alabama's Senate seat, is currently fighting accusations alleging that he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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This follows a Washington Post report that in the early 1980s Moore allegedly sexually assaulted four teenage girls.

The poll also shows that if the election was held today, Jones leads with 46 percent of the voters and Moore with only 42 percent.

SEE ALSO: GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post

Moore had an 11 point lead over Jones before the molestation charges were reported.

Moore responded to the allegations saying that the Washington Post will be sued, calling their report fake news.

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