A poll of likely voters in Alaska shows Hillary Clinton with a growing lead over Donald Trump particularly with younger voters and women, mirroring trends seen in the lower-48. Craciun Research surveyed 400 voters and found 47-43 leaning for the Democratic nominee with less than two weeks until Election Day.
This most recent polling verifies the trend identified by Moore Information and Lake Research polling showing growing support for Clinton, and that the Last Frontier, typically a solid red state, may be turning purple. Trump’s support with likely voters meanwhile has dipped 4% since mid-October.
The Gender Gap is at levels not experienced in the recent past with women supporting Clinton by a margin of 17% (55% to 38% respectively). Further impacting the race is the unprecedented endorsement of Clinton by the Alaska Federation of Natives board. In the rural North and Northwest regions of the State, the poll shows Clinton is beating Trump by a margin of almost 5:1 (74% to 15%).
The poll may also shed light on who the 18% still undecided voters may pick. “If you look at non-partisan voters, Secretary Clinton is winning by a margin of 15 points. That may give you a sense of how the undecided voters will lean on Election Day,” according to pollster Jean Craciun.
I know very little about this pollster, and really only read about them this morning, so I am unwilling to give this poll too much credibility.
However the article is correct that this reinforces a trend that we have already identified up here of Trump losing support, and Hillary gaining in the numbers.
As I have mentioned before if Alaska WERE to go for Hillary Clinton I will be beside myself with joy.
And I promise right here in front of all of you that I will send Sarah Palin a bouquet of flowers and a thank you note for helping it to happen.
Of course as I mentioned earlier I may have to send them to API because if it is possible that a Trump loss might send her over the edge, it is almost certain that Alaska going for Hillary would cause a complete and total breakdown.