Birmingham Radio Host, Fmr AL Gubernatorial Adviser Leland Whaley: Add Five Points to Roy Moore on Any Poll

Birmingham Radio Host, Fmr AL Gubernatorial Adviser Leland Whaley: Add Five Points to Roy Moore on Any Poll


Monday on his radio show broadcasted on Birmingham’s Talk 99.5, host Leland Whaley, a former adviser for former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R), argued that U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore generally underperforms in polls by five points. Whaley acknowledged that although the race was tightening between Moore and his opponent Democrat Doug Jones, Moore’s support from voters often isn’t reflected by polling. “Based on what I’m picking up out of Washington – the controversy involving this candidacy and the sinking poll numbers for Roy Moore – and now again, I don’t think he at this point is going to lose and I think any poll you see that shows him down – you better add five points to his total because some of his supporters are not going to talk to pollsters and there’s some moderate people in this state that will still privately vote for him, even though they wouldn’t publicly admit it,” Whaley said. “I believe that adds a factor, and again this out of practical knowledge out of having done this – probably adds 5 percent to his vote total,” he added. Whaley also cautioned listeners about the accuracy of polling done between Wednesday and Monday over the Thanksgiving holiday. “Anything you

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