Governor Robert Bentley shows no signs of stepping down even after his top advisor and alleged mistress resigned Wednesday afternoon, but the public thinks he should.
Our exclusive News 5 Strategy poll shows that five out of seven registered voters who participated in our poll think the governor should resign. 71% believe he should step down on his own while only 29% think he should stay in office.
If Bentley doesn’t resign, our poll results revealed 67% of Alabamians think he should be impeached. The number is much higher when you look at the voters who said he should resign. 90% of them think impeachment needs to be the next step.
Contrary to the results of our poll, Bentley insists he wants to help the people of Alabama by not stepping down.
“I have no intentions of resigning,” Bentley told reporters on Wednesday while at an event in Russellville. “My intentions are to try to make this state better. My intentions are to try to work through all the difficulties that we’re going through.”
Mason resigned Wednesday afternoon stating, “my only plans are to focus my full attention on my precious children and my husband who I love dearly. They are the most important people in my life.”
That’s a decision that most Alabamians agree with. Our poll results showed that three out of four people thought Mason should be fired.
3,200 registered voters statewide responded to our poll. It has a margin of error of just 3%.