Wow how embarrassing. I guess the Alaskans are not as dumb as I thought they were. It would be funny if she isn't even re-elected in 2010. I wonder if the Democrats have any capable candidates who can run against her.
This is Alaska. The Dems have Tony Knowles. Did I miss any others?
I want to caution people to be careful of both this poll and the R2000 poll, mainly because it is impossible to poll Alaska (in case we haven't learned our lesson).
Also a bit of information should be added through some research/knowledge of mine beyond The Hill article:
1. Dittman Research is an (R) firm. It has polled for both Murkowski and Palin in the past.
2. Lost within the headlines is that this poll was paid for by Don Fagan and the Alaska Standard. Don Fagan is well-known for not liking Palin, as the ADN article points out.
3. Also, the ADN article points out that 76 percent found Murkowski doing a "Quite Good" or "Very Good" job and lists Palin with a 60 percent "Quite Good" or "Very Good".
What does this mean if accurate? Probably what Dittman says in the ADN article: "To me clearly it means that Alaskans like both of them and they like both of them right where they are."
Of course, that can change in two years - less likely since it's Alaska, but still....http://community.adn.com/adn/node/136301http://www.thealaskastandard.com/?q=node/232
Oh, and I'm willing to take bets as to whether Palin runs for Senate, because she won't. (like Eraserhead said)