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Poll: Alabama Governor’s Race Even

September 16, 2002

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman and Republican Rep. Bob Riley are running even in the governor’s race less than two months before the Nov. 5 election, a new poll shows.

The survey, released Sunday by The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and WHNT-TV in Huntsville, showed 45 percent support for Riley compared to 43 percent for Siegelman. Ten percent of respondents were undecided and 2 percent backed Libertarian John Sophocleus.

The margin of error in the survey conducted by pollsters at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

The random telephone survey of 500 likely voters was conducted Sep. 9-12.

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