Pollster Craciun Research today released a new poll showing Democrat Hillary Clinton with 47-43 lead over Republican Donald Trump in Alaska.
The poll is just the latest to show Hillary Clinton in within striking distance of victory in Alaska. Last week The Midnight Sun reported a Lake Research Partners poll showing Trump holding a slim 37-36 advantage in the race. Other polls conducted in the last few weeks by Moore Information and Alaska Survey Research have all show the race within 6 points and getting tighter.
The Craciun poll was released with a track showing Clinton consistently closing on Trump in Alaska in the past few weeks:
Here is Craciun’s press release on the poll:
Anchorage, AK — 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.
Craciun Research has been one of the premier political, non-partisan polling and strategy firms in the Northwest for the last 30 years. For further details on their polling methods, contact Jean Craciun at JCRACIUN@CRACIUNRESEARCH.COM or (907) 708-4500 or visit the Craciun Research website, http://www.craciunresearch.com.