Poll: “Alaskans want Sarah Palin to Run,” Alaskans: UM, NO.
Another week, another set of polls concerning the Alaska Senate race. Last week PPP polled Sen. Begich, this week it’s a poll on the Republican primary ticket… and it’s a bit surprising.
Sarah Palin wins the Republican Senate nomination.
For those outside of Alaska you might be thinking, “duh… of course.” But for those in the state it’s common knowledge that not too many people are a huge fans Palin, who has come to be known as “the quitter” or the “half-term governor.” In fact she’s so disliked here that according to a PPP poll in February she would lose to Hillary Clinton. Yes. Hillary Clinton. In fact she’s less liked than Congress by poll respondents in the state of Alaska. (link) Of the over 1300 people polled 45% were Republican, and 36% Democrat.
No wonder she spends most of her time in Arizona now.
The poll in question though says that when put in a primary against Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller – she’d win with a small plurality. Breitbart.com reports “The survey of 379 likely Republican voters found that 32 percent support Palin, whereas 30 percent support Treadwell and 14 percent support Miller.”
The poll conducted by Harper Polling, commissioned by the Tea Party Leadership Fund also found that “43 percent thought Palin would be the “strongest person to take on liberal Democrats in Washington,” whereas 27 percent thought that of Treadwell and 13 percent of Miller.”
This message, sent to a select group of Tea Party Leadership Fund email subscribers leads off with a subject line that asks:
Do the words “Senator Sarah Palin” excite you?
Let’s pause for a moment, and look something up.
verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger; actions that excited his father’s wrath.
2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings): to excite jealousy or hatred.
3. to cause; awaken: to excite interest or curiosity.
4. to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite a dog by baiting him.
5. Physiology . to stimulate: to excite a nerve.
Well, Mr. Todd Ceraratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund (TPLF), the answer is yes. Yes, I am very excited by the thought of “Senator Sarah Palin.” My excitement runneth over. Number 4, in particular, comes to mind – me being the dog.
Note: Harper Polling is run by Brock McCleary who ”prior to founding Harper Polling, …spent four years at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) where he served as both a senior campaign strategist and Polling Director. (link)”