By Breitbart. Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he would campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in 2022 when she is due for reelection.
“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a statement Politico first reported.
“She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator,” Trump continued.
Trump also pledged to campaign against Murkowski in a series of tweets in June 2020.
Murkowski was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial in January and is the only one going up against voters next year. (Read more from “Donald Trump Vows to Campaign in Alaska Against Lisa Murkowski” HERE)
Where Lisa Murkowski Is in Polls as Trump Vows to Campaign Against ‘Disloyal’ GOP Senator
By Newsweek. . .On Saturday, Trump’s team released a recent poll that they commissioned on Murkowski to support their efforts to oust her. Conducted between January 30 and February 1, the McLaughlin and Associates poll found the ex-president’s Alaska favorability rating at 52 percent—nine points higher than Murkowski’s 43 percent.
Murkowski is the 86th most popular Republican in Congress, with 13 percent sharing a positive opinion, 23 percent sharing a negative opinion and 19 percent sharing a neutral opinion of the senator, according to a December 2020 YouGov poll. She is most popular among Millennials and Generation X, and is more popular among men than women.
A publicly funded poll of 1,081 Alaska voters, conducted by Public Policy Polling in June, showed Murkowski with an approval rating of just 29 percent and a disapproval rating of 55 percent. While Trump’s approval rating in the state sat at 46 percent and disapproval rating 49 percent. . .
However in late 2019, Murkowski was voted among the five least popular senators, along with Collins of Maine, who also voted for Trump’s conviction and is considered one of his opponents in the party, according to Morning Consult. (Read more from “Where Lisa Murkowski Is in Polls as Trump Vows to Campaign Against ‘Disloyal’ GOP Senator” HERE)