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Murkowski Could Pull It Off?

New NRSC poll gives her a 5-point lead:

John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates conducted a three-day roll of 500 likely Alaska voters (MOE: +/- 4.5%) on Thursday and Friday, October 28th & 29th, and Sunday, October 31st, for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The key findings are as follows:

1. The U.S. Senate head-to-head shows Senator Lisa Murkowski opening up a five-point lead over former Governor Tony Knowles:

“If the election for U.S. Senate in Alaska were held today, and the candidates were Tony Knowles, the Democrat candidate, and Lisa Murkowski, the Republican candidate, for whom would you vote?”

Murkowski 48.0%

Knowles 42.6%

Undecided 6.6%

2. U.S. Senate favorables/unfavorables:

Murkowski Knowles

Favorable 52.4% 51.0%

Unfavorable 39.0% 41.8%