Anchorage, Alaska — Hellenthal and Associates, an Anchorage pollster, released a poll today finding that Joe Miller, candidate for US Senate (AK) is tracking at strongly among those voters strongly or moderately committed to their candidate and likely to vote in the August 24th Republican Primary. Campaign spokesman, Randy DeSoto, said, “This is good news for the campaign. Joe is also enjoying the highest statewide name recognition–75%–of any statewide challenger.” In the race seeking to unseat Governor Sean Parnell, challenger Bill Walker has 61% name recognition and Ralph Samuels has 56%. And in the race seeking to unseat US Representative Don Young, Sheldon Fisher has 33% name recognition. This is despite the fact that Miller’s campaign started April 19, months after any of the other statewide challengers.
Joe Miller stated, “I congratulate the hundreds of volunteers that are excited about turning this nation around. Through this tremendous volunteer network, we are starting to reach Alaskan voters. More Alaskans are also realizing that while Senator Murkowski talks the conservative talk in the state, she votes far too often with the Democrats in Washington.” Murkowski has voted over 300 times with the Democrats against the Republicans (seeWashington Post, The US Congress Votes Database, Votes Against Party). She supports cap and trade and refused to sign a Republican bill last month calling for the repeal of ObamaCare.