U.S. Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain (WBRCTV MyFoxAL.com)

A statewide poll shows Republican John McCain with a big lead over Democrat Barack Obama in Alabama.

A random telephone survey by the Mobile Press-Register and
University of South Alabama Polling Group found 52 percent backing
McCain and 25 percent Obama.

Another 23 percent were supporting someone else, undecided, didn't know or declined to answer.

The survey of 406 registered voters was conducted Sept. 8-16 and
has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 5 percentage points.