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Poll: Majority of voters say the Senate should expel Roy Moore if he is elected

Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore speaks to the media Tuesday as his wife Kayla looks on after arriving at a polling station in Gallant, Alabama. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate election. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

A majority of voters say the Senate should vote to expel Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore if he wins Tuesday’s special election, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

What did the poll find?

According to the poll, 40 percent of registered voters said they find allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore credible. Another 40 percent said they were unsure, while 20 percent said they do not believe the allegations are credible.

Moore faces accusations from multiple women that he pursued sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s. One of the women, Leigh Corfman, said that Moore molested her when she was 14. Moore has claimed that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fabricated the allegations. After the allegations came to light, McConnell said Moore would immediately face an ethics probe if elected.

The poll found that 61 percent of voters said Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins the election. Just 17 percent said he should not be expelled, while 22 percent offered no opinion.

Seventy-seven percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents said Moore should be expelled. A plurality of Republicans — 45 percent — said Moore should be expelled, while 29 percent of Republicans said he should not be kicked out.

According to the poll, 52 percent said it was wrong for the Republican National Committee to reinstate its support for Moore after initially cutting ties with him. Just 20 percent said it was right for the RNC to resume making financial contributions to Moore’s campaign.

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