Ivan Moore Research released some brand new Alaska senate poll numbers today. Numbers in parentheses were taken 7/18-22. The second set were taken after the indictment from 7/30-31.
Stevens – 35 (43)
Begich – 56 (51)
Margin of Error 4.8%
Ker……..plunk. Looks like barring a well-placed lightning strike, Begich has it.
And lest you worry that he’ll be defeated in the primary leaving a less tarnished candidate to go toe-to-toe with Begich:
Ted Stevens: 59 (70)
Dave Cuddy: 19 (21)
Other: 2 (2)
Undecided: 20 (7)
Looks like Stevens is in. But, you never know…Vic Other…er, I mean Vic Vickers is waiting in the wings ready to make his move! (stifling laughter) Well, if he loses, he can still have something to look forward to in 2009…his very first Permanent Fund Check!