In the Alabama special election, the most recent FOX News Poll gave Democrat Doug Jones a 10 point lead over the Cowboy Pedophile. Now, could this be an encouragement to get Republicans out to vote?

Fox News is not a trusted source for anything, they are, to many, comparable to The Onion. So why would they even bother to show a Poll like that? There has to be something behind it. And here comes my second question, how closely verified are these Poll results, not just from Fox News, but all Polls? Is there a regulatory agency or standard for them?