JUST IN: New Poll Shows Roy Moore in Trouble! Is He?

Patricia Jones, a supporter of former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, shows support for the candidate with America flags before an election party, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Could Alabama be the first deep red state to flip a long-held Republican Senate seat to Democrat?

A new surprising, if not outright shocking, Fox News poll shows Democrat Doug Jones in a veritable 42/42 tie with Republican Roy Moore, who beat Trump-endorsed Luther Strange last month.

Looks pretty bad. And it is without a doubt a bad sign. But the Fox News poll is currently an outlier, with other pollsters showing Jones from 5 to 8 percentage points behind Moore’s lead.

If Jones manages to pull off a win, it won’t be because Alabama has suddenly has become a blue state. It will be because Republicans chose a candidate so bad in last month’s run-off, the pro-abortion Jones was preferable or voters simply decide to stay home.