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Poll Shows Larger Lead for Riley

By Associated Press

Mobile, AL – A new statewide poll shows Republican Gov. Bob Riley with a wide lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley about a month before the November Seventh election. Democrat Jim Folsom Junior and Republican Luther Strange were tied at 43 percentage points each in the polling results on the lieutenant governor race. The Press-Register/University of South Alabama survey of 612 likely or registered voters, released yesterday, showed Riley ahead by 57 percent to 32 percent for Baxley. The survey conducted September 30th through Tuesday had a margin of error of three-point-five percentage points. In a June poll after the party primaries, Riley had 53 percent support to Baxley's 25 percent. In another race, Republican incumbent Troy King was 2 percentage points ahead of Democrat John Tyson Jr., the Mobile County district attorney, in the race for attorney general.

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