New polling shows that Alaskans are generally happy with their current elected officials; that U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is up for reelection this year, has an edge over two potential primary opponents; and that most Alaskans just don't like former Gov. Sarah Palin.
A look back at quarterly polls since 2010 by Alaska Survey Research shows a trend of generally positive views held by Alaskans about their congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Walker, though Rep. Don Young’s support has waned a bit over time.
The article goes on to say that most Alaskans consider themselves moderate, while just over thirty percent consider themselves conservative, and about twenty percent self identify as progressives.
The poll also shows why it is very unlikely that Lisa Murkowski is going anyplace soon:
Nearly half of self-identified voters polled in March said they have a “very positive” or “somewhat positive” view of Murkowski, compared to 26.7 percent who had a somewhat or very negative view about her. Less than five percent of those polled weren’t sure who she is and 19.5 percent had a neutral view of her.
However Don Young might finally find himself in dangerous waters as his positives and negatives are both at 37%, and his negatives have been drifting down for some time now.
Of course none of these results are anywhere near as bad as the poll numbers tracked fro Sarah Palin.
Alaskans polled last month didn’t think too highly of former Gov. Sarah Palin:
56.4 percent had a negative opinion of her. Just 23.8 percent of those polled said they had a positive opinion of her -- only 7.9 percent “very positive.”
Compared to quarterly polling in which Alaska Survey Research asked about Palin in 2010 and 2011, her negative ratings have stayed high -- around 50 percent, and her positive ratings have dropped from a high of around 42 percent. In 2010 and 2011, zero people polled said they didn’t know who she is -- a figure that rose to 2.2 percent in the latest poll.
This is why Alaskans simply laugh whenever some dimwit from out of state suggests that Palin might run for office up here.
Even SHE is not dumb enough to think that she would have a snowball's chance in Hell of actually winning an election. Certainly not up here at least.
So to sum up it appears that we are stuck with Murkowski for the time being, Don Young is on shaky ground, and Sarah Palin is dead in the water.