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.
Most political prognosticators view Alaska as solidly in the Donald Trump column in the presidential election, but that isn’t stopping Trumpâ€™s campaign and that of Hillary Clinton from showing signs of life in the Last Frontier.
Hillary Clintonâ€™s polling surge is showing no signs of fading. She leads Donald Trump, on average, by about 7 percentage points in national polls, and is an 83-percent favorite to win on Nov. 8.
The latest FiveThirtyEight forecast shows the election still likely to be won by Hillary Clinton. The forecast shows Clinton would win 283 electoral votes compared to Hillary Trumpâ€™s 255.
If Silver is correct and Johnson does that well in Alaska, does that mean Alaskaâ€™s votes in the Electoral College — in recent memory have been as safe a bet for the Republican Party as any in the nation — could be in danger of going to Hillary Clinton?
Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead nationally over Republican Donald Trump, whose negatives remain unusually high for a presidential candidate amid early indications that the Orlando terrorist attack has had little direct impact on the 2016 race.
The Sanders campaign is using a little known party rule to bar 222 of their own supporters from being Alaska delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this summer.
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.
he kerfuffle we posted about yesterday between Alaskan Bernie Sanders supporter Levi Younger and Alaska Democratic Party superdelegate Kim Metcalfe over her support for Hillary Clinton has taken to twitter.
Levi Younger, from Eagle River, Alaska, is a recent political science graduate who caucused last Saturday with thousands of other Alaskans. Younger recently reached out to superdelegate Kim Metcalfe on Facebook, asking her to side with her state and support Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Metcalfe, who is listed on the Alaska Democratic Party website as the stateâ€™s national committeewoman since 2012, cavalierly told Younger she would be supporting Hillary Clinton, due to her â€œnegativeâ€ conversations with Sanders supporters.