Fox News Poll Has Doug Jones Ahead By 10 Points With One Twist

Fox did something a lot of other pollsters in Alabama are not doing

There is an enthusiasm gap in Alabama and, if Fox News's polling is to be believed, it is working to Doug Jones's advantage. He is ten points ahead in the latest Fox News poll and there is an interesting twist in the polling. Many of the polls showing Roy Moore ahead are not actually calling cell phones. Why? Because they are automated polls and automated calling is not allowed to call cell phones due to federal rules and regulations. Fox used a live pollster, called people on cell phones, and has Jones ahead by ten.

That is a pretty significant disparity. But we will find out tomorrow whether or not the pollster is right. One notable bit about the polling discrepancies is this:

@BooneCtyBeek Right on. Has TDS really affected you this much Erick?

@DrRansom I'm just reporting on a poll.

True Erick, but your report of the poll lacks context (What is the spread in Party ID? Closer look reveals 44%R, 42%D, and 14% Indie). In Alabama, that has the the BS meter clicking wildly. R+2 in a State that the GOP won last year by over 25%-- I guess the pollsters in question are moonlighting for Mad Magazine and forgot which outlet the poll would be published under. That is the only way I can see their poll being so inaccurate in a way that makes sense.

I just hope the voters of Alabama go to the polls considering their own conscience, not everyone else's. I sure am glad to see this as the last day of this stuff.

I seem to remember hearing reports at least a week before the presidential election, from these smug "expert prognosticators" of Hillary's chances of winning the election, somewhere in the upper 90th percentile. Of course, as election night wore on into the following morning, according to the profanity laden Young Turks (LMAO!), along with the mumblings and exasperated sighs of Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow(again, LMAO!), the results told a "shockingly" different story. It's just as my father told me as a black kid growing up on the South Side of the Democratic Republic of Chicago, when I asked him who he voted for back in either '64 or '68. He wisely told me that who you vote for should be a personal choice, not one you share with anyone who asks you. Translation: None of their business. For the time that I was a voter, I took his advice.