The Alabama Senate race is tied among voters registered in the deep-red state, according to a Fox News poll released Tuesday.
Republican insurgent candidate Roy Moore and Democratic pick Doug Jones enjoy 42 percent of the vote each, while 11 percent remain unsure about who to throw their support behind in the special election for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat on Dec. 12.
Among Moore supporters, the poll found that 48 percent of voters “strongly” backed the controversial judge and anti-establishment figure.
In comparison, 47 percent of Jones supporters were “strongly” behind their candidate.
Another 42 percent of people surveyed backed Moore “with reservations,” in contrast to 28 percent who expressed the same hesitations about Jones.
The poll also showed that 21 percent of Democratic-leaning voters disliked Moore, compared to only 7 percent of Republican-leaning voters who did not like Jones.
The poll was conducted between Oct. 14-16, under the direction of Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research, using a mixture of landline and cellphone interviews.
The survey of 801 registered voters has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points for the total sample.
Among the separated Democratic and Republican samples, there is a margin of error of 5.5 percentage points for Jones and 5 percentage points for Moore.