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Poll shows Riley leading Baxley, Siegelman for governor
Sunday, February 26, 2006
By JIM VAN ANGLEN and SEAN REILLY
Political Editor and Washington Bureau (respectively)
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley would beat both of his chief Democratic rivals this fall in head-to-head matchups as he seeks re-election, the results of a new poll suggest.
The Mobile Register-University of South Alabama statewide poll shows the Republican governor leading Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley by 9 percentage points and burying former Gov. Don Siegelman by more than 25 points. Siegelman, whose career has been damaged by recent federal corruption charges, lost to Riley in 2002 by about 3,100 votes.
"It appears, and not unexpectedly, that Bob Riley is the man to beat," said Keith Nicholls, a political science professor and head of USA Polling Group. He noted that it's early in the campaign season and there are significant numbers of undecided voters.
Alabama Governor: Riley (R) Holds 16-Point Lead
February 27, 2006--Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R) holds a 16-point lead over Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley (D) and has moved over the 50% mark in terms over voter support. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Alabama shows Riley leading 53% to 37%