Encouraging poll results for Lisa Murkowski as campaign enters final week

(Anchorage, AK) – The group Alaskans Standing Together today released the latest tracking poll in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. The poll from Hellenthal and Associates shows Sen. Lisa Murkowski strengthening her lead over both republican Joe Miller and democrat Scott McAdams.

In the head-to head race, the poll shows:

Lisa Murkowski 43.5%
Joe Miller 29.1%
Scott McAdams 22.7%

Even more encouraging for the incumbent senator, the trends established with weekly tracking polls show Murkowski gaining momentum while Joe Miller continues a decline and Scott McAdams showing a sharp drop in the last week.

Tracking Poll Chart

“The trend is clear. Sen. Murkowski continues to build support,” said Marc Hellenthal of Hellenthal and Associates. “Miller’s campaign gaffs of arresting journalists, refusing to discuss his background and the admitted lies about his employment at the Fairbanks North Star Borough are clearly hurting him. Meanwhile, as the other candidates target Scott McAdams with negative ads, his previous positive momentum was reversed sharply.”

While the numbers are optimistic, Alaskans Standing Together will remain aggressive in its outreach and will continue to educate Alaska voters on the steps required to properly write in Lisa Murkowski’s name on the ballot next Tuesday.

Read the Hellenthal Survey here.