Polls: GOP Challenger Maintains Steady Lead In Alaska Senate Race

October 9, 2014 10:20 am

Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan continues to hold a small but steady lead over Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), according to two new polls released Thursday.

The new CNN/ORC poll put Sullivan up 6 points, 50 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Another new poll Thursday from Fox News showed Sullivan leading 44 percent to 40 percent.

While polling in Alaska is notoriously difficult, that has been the general margin that most recent polling has found. A CBS/NYT/YouGov poll gave Sullivan a 48 percent to 42 percent advantage this week.

The CNN poll, conducted Oct. 1 to 6, surveyed 704 likely voters. Its margin of error is 3 points. It was CNN’s first survey of the Alaska race. The Fox News poll, conducted Oct. 4 to 7, surveyed 706 likely voters. Its margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

TPM’s PollTracker average currently has Sullivan at 46.6 percent and Begich at 41.8 percent.

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