Monday, July 04, 2005

Somewhat heartening

A recent poll found Gov. Bob Riley's approval rating among Alabama Republicans is almost 20 percentage points higher than that of former Chief Justice Roy Moore. The same survey also showed Riley leading Moore by 7 percentage points in a hypothetical GOP gubernatorial primary showdown. Neither contender has officially announced his candidacy, though, so it's still too early to predict an outcome with much certainty.


Blogger porchwise said...

If Chief Justice Roy Moore ever did make the Governor's office...ghastly to even think about.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

I just don't see Moore beating Riley in the GOP primary and then beating Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley in the general election. I don't even think Moore will win the Republican nomination, but if he does, I think the business community will line up behind Baxley, who likely will be the Democratic candidate because Alabama Education Association members love her.

Of course, I've been wrong before.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Daedalus said...

ahh, so there ARE some sane people down south! ha, ha. i'm kind of hoping moore wins the primary. shove him into the national spotlight, fractionalize the gop, then deliver him a stinging democratic defeat. he makes a great punchline...

11:36 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Forgive me if I don't want my state offered up as a sacrificial lamb for the Democratic Party.

11:55 PM  

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