A total of 3,726 Alaskans cast votes on the first day of early in-person voting in Alaska on Monday, bringing the grand total of Alaskans who’ve already voted in this year’s general election to 46,322.
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The polling is in line with some other recent polls in Alaska, which have also shown Gross holding a slight edge on the race in its final stretch.
The race is still far, far from a lock—it was recently upgraded to “leans Republican” by the Cook Political Report—but Harstad outlines several positive points for Gross in his memo.
A staggering 1 in 10 covid tests taken in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are coming back positive.
Overall, it shows the measure has the support of 59% of voters while 17% of voters oppose the measure and 24% are undecided.
A statement from the pollster accompanying the results notes that Republicans have been regularly in Alaska underperforming in recent years and that this year’s presidential election may be a boon to Gross.
The word “insurmountable” comes to mind.
The one category Republicans are leading Democrats is in early in-person voting. As of Friday, they’ve cast 210 ballots this way while Democrats have cast just 105 absentee ballots in person.
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Snyder, who came within 200 votes of unseating Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt in 2018, has raised more than any other legislative candidate this year.