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Mike Allen Dec 13
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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%.