Gubernatorial candidates brush off latest poll results

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Results are in from a new poll on the Alabama governor's race. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll has Republican Robert Bentley leading Democrat Ron Sparks by 20 points, 55% to 35%.

FOX6 News Anchor Scott Richards spent Thursday covering Sparks and delivered the news to the candidate about the poll.

"The poll I saw was from the AEA and it didn't mirror that," said Sparks when asked his thoughts on the results. "The Rasmussen poll is done for Republicans by Republican consultants and the majority of the people they poll are Republicans."

In the most recent presidential election, Rasmussen was actually one of the most accurate polls. "Time" magazine has described it since then as "conservative leaning."

The Bentley campaign responding to the latest poll saying: "The only poll that matters is when the voters make their choice on November second."

As we get closer to the November 2nd election, look for Scott Richards' profiles of both candidates. He will be on the campaign trail with Dr. Bentley on Monday.

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