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Alabama Senate: Sessions (R) 62% Figures (D) 29%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Alabama found Republican Senator Jeff Sessions leading Democrat Vivian Davis Figures by more than thirty percentage points.

Sessions leads the Alabama State Senator 62% to 29%. In April, Sessions held a twenty-one point lead.

Sessions is viewed favorably by 72% and unfavorably by 19%. Figures’ numbers are 33% favorable, 42% unfavorable, and 24% not sure.

The numbers from Alabama are a rare bit of good news for Republicans in Senate polling. Early polling has shown at least ten Republican Senate seats are potentially in play including seats in Virginia, Alaska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Texas. Not all of those race will be won by Democrats, but the fact that so many Republican seats are vulnerable virtually assures that the Democratic Senate majority will grow. The underlying reason that so many Republican seats are at risk is that fewer and fewer Americans consider themselves to be Republicans.

In Alabama’s presidential election, Republican John McCain leads Barack Obama a wide margin.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Alabama voters say Republican Governor Bob Riley is doing a good or excellent job. Just 10% say he is doing a poor job.

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This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports May 27, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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