This afternoon Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign released some surprising polling data. The polling, conducted by Oregon-based Moore Information between October 5-6, shows Murkowski up by a large margin against all of her challengers.
Murkowski’s race isn’t the interesting part of the data. That distinction goes to the presidential race in Alaska. Those numbers show that Democrat Hillary Clinton has closed to within 3% points of Republican Donald Trump in the Last Frontier. That is inside the poll’s 4% margin of error.
That Murkowski decided to release the presidential race numbers, which she was under no obligation to do, has to raise questions about how interested in seeing her party’s top-of-the-ticket candidate win the senator really is.
Here is the polling information released by Murkowski’s campaign in an email to supporters this afternoon: