Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sarah Palin For Alaska Senate?

    Palin may be the front-runner in the Republican field of candidates running for a spot in the Alaska Senate but she does not do so well in the general field according to Public Policy Polling ( PDF ).

Despite her unpopularity at large, Alaska Republicans want Sarah Palin to be their U.S. Senate nominee next year. If they get their wish, Mark Begich should escape his meager approval ratings and cruise to re-election in a deep red state. And the GOP will have choked in yet another prime pickup opportunity three cycles in a row.

In the primary, Palin tops establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, 36-26, with Dan Sullivan back at 15% and 2010 nominee Joe Miller at 12%.

   Do the people of red-state Alaska really want someone who could not complete a single term as governor in the Senate?