If you crave raw election data the way we do at The Midnight Sun, you will love these early numbers in seven presidential swing states released last night on MSNBC. Enjoy!
Inside the Numbers
Exclusive new polling data in Alaska shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a lead over Hillary Clinton, Sen. Lisa Murkowski with a hefty lead over everyone, and Gov. Bill Walker and Rep. Don Young maintaining solid numbers in the face of voter malaise.
CNBC has released its 2016 list of America’s Top States for Business and Alaska did not fare well, again.
; New polling numbers released by Ivan Moore’s firm Alaska Survey Research give us an idea where statewide elected officials stand heading into this fall’s…
Workers in Americaâ€™s oil and gas patches have enjoyed some of the countryâ€™s biggest gains in the buying power of their paychecks over the past decade and a half, while workers in several small and mid-sized manufacturing-oriented cities have watched their buying power shrink over the same time period.
Just before the legislative session began I did a breakdown of which lobbyists would be lobbying for which interests. Some lobbyists, however, donâ€™t report many of their clients until the session gets underway and many acquire clients as the session progresses. So now that the Legislature is going well into overtime, the lobbying picture is much clearer.
These data, from an April 6-10 Gallup poll, come just three months before both parties’ nominating conventions and as the candidates clamor for the remaining delegates for their respective nomination contests.
With the 2016 primary election campaign in full swing, three-fourths of Americans (73 percent) report they are following news about it closely with the economy/jobs currently being the most important issue to voters in the upcoming presidential election (27 percent).
Voxâ€™s Dylan Matthews took a look at how the many policy initiatives of Bernie Sanders would affect marginal tax rates on wages:
Is it possible that this kind of â€œto hell with party labels!â€ campaign will become more the norm in American and Alaska politics as we go forward? New numbers from Gallup suggest that might be the case.