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Alaska Governor: Incumbent Murkowski (R), Trailing Badly, May Also Lose Primary

Knowles (D) 58% Murkowski (R) 29%

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Democratic Senator Joseph Lieberman is not the only statewide incumbent who could lose his primary. Alaska's Republican Governor Frank Murkowski is also swept up in a blizzard of low poll numbers—to the extent that he has published full-page ads to admit that maybe he should "consider a personality transplant."

In the August 22 Republican primary Murkowski faces competition from businessman John Binkley and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin. The Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Palin with 43%, Binkley with 30%, and Murkowski with 17% when likely voters consider a three-way match-up. Murkowski does badly with every group identified in the survey,

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