Dec 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Women of color helped Doug Jones to victory


Doug Jones and his wife. Photo: John Bazemore / AP

One savvy Axios colleague didn't believe the polls out of Alabama (final Real Clear Politics average: Moore +2.2). Her reasoning: "Women don't want their husbands to know that they're voting for Jones."

  • She was right. Jones won women by 16 points, per WashPost. That's despite the fact that Moore won white women by 29 points. Final tally: Doug Jones (D) 49.9% ... Roy Moore (R) 48.4% ... Write-ins: 1.7%.

Key election poll results, via WashPost:

  • Jones won African Americans by 92 points.
  • Jones won independents or "something else" by 8 points.
  • Moore won white people with no college degree by 55 points.
  • Moore won voters who approve of Trump by 80 points.

Go deeper: Moore refuses to concede ... Stef Kight's Winners/Losers ... See the tweets: Trump, Biden, Clinton react ... Graphic: How Alabama elected Jones.

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