Monday, February 27, 2006
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Poll: Riley leading Baxley, Siegelman

Good news for the Governor:
(Mobile Register) 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.
The poll shows Riley ahead of Siegelman 53%-27%; he's at 45%-36% versus Baxley.