Despite the GOP’s best efforts, aided in large part by FBI Director James Comey’s willingness to tear his own credibility and professionalism to shreds, the Democratic nominee is still leading by surprising numbers in the deep red state of Alaska.
Although national polls, such as the one conducted and released today by ABC News and The Washington Post, show a nail-biter of an election, a Craciun Research poll in Alaska shows the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, with a four-point lead. Her popularity with women and younger voters is one large reason for this.
‘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%).’
While 18 percent of voters polled are still undecided with just nine days left before the general election, their leanings are also good news for the former secretary of state. Pollster Jean Craciun stated that:
‘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.’
Craciun is a non-partisan, independent research firm with 30 years experience in polling. Their research methods and information can be found on their website.
Alaska’s three electoral college votes have gone to Republican presidential candidates for the past 52 years, making it a reliable voting state for the GOP. Mitt Romney won Alaska in 2012 by a whopping 14-point lead over President Obama and John McCain won the state in 2008 by 21 points. The leads only get larger as the history unfolds, too. George W. Bush won the state by 25.6 points over John Kerry in 2004 and almost 31 points over Al Gore in 2000.
While competing polls in Alaska show the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, with small leads most often within a margin of error, nearly all show a growing trend toward support of Hillary Clinton over the businessman-turned-politician.
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