Sunday, May 21, 2006

20 percent

That's how much support former Chief Justice Roy Moore had in the latest (Mobile) Press-Register survey of Alabama's Republican gubernatorial primary race. Needless to say, Gov. Bob Riley's number -- 69 percent -- was considerably larger. Poll director Keith Nicholls: "[A] Moore win would be a miracle."

3 Comments:

Blogger King Cockfight said...

Luckily he has God and his affection for poetry and kickboxing on his side.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Mikerson said...

I'm still not sure I'd take these numbers for granted. I would imagine a lot of Moore's supporters are going to come from the deeply rural areas, and they're not always very well represented in these surveys. Then just yesterday my dad (a moderate Republican) was talking favorably about Moore's proposed tax reforms. He's seriously considering a switch from the Riley camp.

I wouldn't underestimate Moore's ability to land a few crucial last-minute punches. He's still a longshot, but he's already proven that he goes down swinging.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Oh, it's almost certain that the final margin won't be 40 or 50 points, and the gay marriage amendment will draw lots of Moore voters. But I still think Riley will end up with at least a healthy 10- to 12-point win.

12:25 AM  

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