Public Policy Polling:
Even though Alaska is a very red state, Hillary Clinton is running very
competitively against possible Republican candidates for the 2016 election among
Across state-wide political positions, Republicans are polling well. Republican
Congressman Don Young has a 50% approval rating. When asked whether they would
vote for Congressman Young or Democrat Scott McAdams for Congress next year, 54%
of Alaskan voters say they would vote for Young.
Alaskans also approve of their Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski, who holds an even
higher approval than Rep. Young with 54-33. If there was an election for the state
legislature today, more people would vote for a Republican than a Democrat (45-36).
With this political stage set up, Clinton still fares relatively well in Alaska. 47% of
Alaskans have a favorable opinion of her and when matched up against most Republicans
going into the 2016 election, she wins.
Clinton beats Sarah Palin (53-37) and Marco Rubio (44-43) and barely falls behind Chris
Christie by one point (42-43).
( This my favorite part.)
Alaskans were very clear about their disapproval with their former Governor, Sarah
Palin. 78% of Alaskans believe Sarah Palin should not run for President in 2016 and
when asked whether they have a higher opinion of Congress or Sarah Palin, Alaskans
choose Congress (50-34). This is especially telling since their approval of Congress is at
a meek 8%.
“Alaskans are pretty clearly done with Sarah Palin,” said Dean Debnam, President of
Public Policy Polling. “They wouldn’t support her for the Senate, they wouldn’t support
her for President, and they have an ever lower opinion of her than they do of Congress.”
I doubt you will find too many Alaskans who will argue with these statistics.
I am thrilled at the idea that Hillary Clinton might carry my state, I always believed that Obama would have had much better numbers if McCain had not snatched up the Wasilla Wendigo and put her on the national stage, which made some Alaskans feel obligated to vote for one of their own.
However clearly that is no longer the case. Sarah Palin is essentially so unpopular in Alaska that I am not sure that anybody would even bother to piss on her if she were on fire.
And by the way that also goes for anybody in Alaska she has endorsed in the past.
Anybody heard from Joe Miller lately?