In the unlikely event that Sarah Palin were the 2016 GOP nominee, PPP found, Clinton would crush her in the Alaska vote.


More polling signs that Alaska might be becoming a more moderate state: Public Policy Polling finds Hillary Clinton could be competitive in Alaska if she runs for president in 2016, and both Clinton and Democratic Sen. Mark Begich have considerable crossover appeal among Republicans and independents.

Our new poll there finds just one point separating Clinton from two of the leading potential candidates for the GOP — she leads Marco Rubio 44/43 and trails Chris Christie 43/42. Clinton has a 47/45 favorability rating in the state, including 53/38 with independents.

In the unlikely event that Sarah Palin were the 2016 GOP nominee, PPP found, Clinton would crush her in the Alaska vote.

The margin of error in the poll, conducted by telephone Feb. 4-5 among 1,129 voters, is 2.9%. In other PPP findings:

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski has one of the highest constituent approval ratings in the Senate, with good ratings from Alaska Democrats and independents.

— Confirming earlier findings by GOP pollster Harper, PPP finds Begich “remains surprisingly popular” and has good re-election chances — his most serious potential opponent being Gov. Sean Parnell.

— Parnell leads a slate of potential contenders for re-election.

— Don Young has no serious challengers for re-election to the U.S. House.

— Gay marriage is opposed in Alaska by a 51/43 margin.

Find full PPP polling questions and results here and here. Read more overviews of the results here:

Clinton could be competitive in Alaska

Begich and Parnell looking strong for 2014 re-election bids

Begich leads likely challengers for re-election

Read more here:


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SammyW
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 20:13:53

    For the life of me I still don’t why Sarah Palin thinks the she is qualified to run for President. This woman has to KNOW that she is ignorant and uncereducated.


  2. WakeUpAmerica
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 20:33:47

    “In the unlikely event that Sarah Palin were the 2016 GOP nominee, PPP found, Clinton would crush her in the Alaska vote.”

    Oh gee! Ya think?


  3. climber357
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:24:18

    Sarah is the leader of the geriatric jihad.

    Fear her….


  4. scootswoodle
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 04:47:28

    I totally agree with Sammy. At the end of the day, Sarah Palin has to know, deep down, that she simply isn’t smart enough or in any way remotely qualified to be the president of the United States.
    Having said that, I also sincerely believe that George W. Bush knew he was woefully under-qualified, but he surrounded himself (Rove, Karen Hughes, Harriet Miers, etc.) with people who constantly propped him up and relieved him of that fear by telling him they could ‘fix’ it. Bush’s advisers worked feverishly on his image, the one that was legendary (going AWOL, DUIs, drug charges, laziness, etc.) and they did a remarkable of reinventing George W. Bush because a majority (?) of American voters, voted him in twice.
    Dick Cheney is well-known to have really pulled the strings in the Bush Administration.
    So, don’t underestimate (or misunderestimate, if you’re as smart as Bush) the power of suggestion: Palin’s close circle and rabid fan base prop her ego up constantly and tell her that she doesn’t have to be the smartest one in the room, only the one with the most cunning advisers.


  5. Reese
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 02:24:55


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Syrin From Wasilla’s Stats

%d bloggers like this: