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Anchorage Daily News: Poll shows Alaskans would vote for Obama over Palin
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 06/28/2011 | Sean Cockerham

Posted on 06/28/2011 6:06:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A new Hays Research poll shows Barrack Obama would beat Sarah Palin among Alaskans if the presidential election was today.

The poll found 42 percent of Alaskan voters would pick or are learning toward Obama in a head to head race against Palin for the presidency, while 36 percent of the voters would choose or are leaning toward Palin over him.

Conservative Anchorage radio host Mike Porcaro paid for Hays Research to ask the question.

“Sarah Palin showcases her Alaska roots at every opportunity, but the surprising reality is she has become highly unpopular in her home state,” Porcaro said in an emailed statement.

“Whether it is the fact she left office after serving barely two years or that some Alaskans believe her tax policies have punished our vital oil and gas industry or the ‘rock star’ nature of her media coverage, these results show Sarah Palin would lose to Obama in Alaska, where voters overwhelmingly support conservative candidates,” Porcaro said.

Porcaro hosts an afternoon show on KENI AM and owns an Anchorage advertising agency.

Hays Research of Anchorage polled 500 Alaskans who voted in at least two of the four statewide elections. The poll was on June 21st and June 22nd.

It asked:

“Although it is some time from now, thinking about the election for President of the United States next year, if the election were held today and the candidates were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Sarah Palin, for whom would you vote or are you undecided?”

Respondents who had “strong” views favored Obama 34 percent to Palin’s 25 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at community.adn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 06/28/2011 6:06:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Haven’t seen the internals, but if Alaska votes for Hussein, then kiss the Republic goodbye. We’re doomed.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 6:08:04 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SeekAndFind

Where did they poll? In the villages?


3 posted on 06/28/2011 6:08:23 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lib polling firm. Only fools would peddle this idiotic trash.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it possible that (wrongly), the majority of Americans have bought into the lies about her and cannot be convinced otherwise?


5 posted on 06/28/2011 6:08:42 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: SeekAndFind

White Guilt and The Jealousy of Success could easily explain this!

I am so tired of this Affirmative Action and White Guilt $#!T


6 posted on 06/28/2011 6:09:42 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind


I am not surprised anymore. This is the same state that voted in Uber RINO Lisa Murkowski BY WRITE IN over Joe Miller.
7 posted on 06/28/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: All

Sure. Now if only we can nominate Mitt Romney, Alaska is saved. Hurrah.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 6:11:08 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SeekAndFind

I posted this before:

This poll was paid for by Pocaro Communications... disclosed on the pollsters website... and Mike Pocaro is one of the republican murkowski bunch... and one of the good old boys that had clients that felt the sting of Governor Palin. He has a local political radio show... was a past Director of Alaska’s PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM. Every officer on the board of this company is tied in with networks, Disney, BIG OIL, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, Marine Services companies, Shell, Phillips 66 and every other corporate parasite that Palin took on a Governor. Ask yourself why a company like this... why would they pay for this poll? Could it be that they needed to shape opinion to reinforce the lie that Palin is hated? Could this be lisa murkowski payback... it was after all... her daddy that Palin beat! Come on people... do a little research and THINK! Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think.

LLS


9 posted on 06/28/2011 6:12:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

As Governor Palin had a 93% approval rating and an 89% approval rating, and had sustained approval numbers in the 80s, she was the most popular Governor in America, and even described as the most popular official in America.

I don’t have any doubts that Alaska would vote for Governor Palin over Obama.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 6:12:43 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: freejohn

It’s not about “White Guilt” or “The Jealousy of Success” or Affirmative Action.
It’s about Sarah Palin.


11 posted on 06/28/2011 6:13:41 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry/Bachmann 2012! Conservatives who can win!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No the Repubic isn’t doomed, the Republic is simply trying to tell you that Palin is damaged goods and cannot win against anyone. Please find us a serious, quality candidate we can vote in to replace Obama.

Unless the Palin troops realize she can’t win and stop backing that dead horse, help find a serious candidate who can win were stuck with 4 more years of Obama, guaranteed!


12 posted on 06/28/2011 6:14:30 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do you know or did you check to find out if this poll was done by registered or likely voters?


13 posted on 06/28/2011 6:14:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

During my visit there to Alaska a few months ago I was quite surprised at the number of folks there who appeared like they had a liberal bent to them.


14 posted on 06/28/2011 6:14:55 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: SeekAndFind
This is the same state that voted in Uber RINO Lisa Murkowski BY WRITE IN over Joe Miller

Barely, and only after Republican Senators telling Alaskan voters that they would keep Murkowski's power if they reelected her, instead of Miller.

15 posted on 06/28/2011 6:15:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The same pollster that Had McCain/Palin winning by only 3 points they won over 21 points. So we know Hays is Crap plus he is a Murkoski person


16 posted on 06/28/2011 6:15:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SeekAndFind

Alaska...3 electoral votes.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 6:15:51 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: tflabo

But 88% were for Sarah before the media decided who they prefer.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 6:16:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Parker-Hays Research Group, LLC
918 Parker Street # A22
Berkeley, CA 94710-2596

nuff said...


19 posted on 06/28/2011 6:17:15 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

BS, Palin is the only one that can beat Mitt romney.

Here are some recent polls, and they reflect more or less what we have seen for almost three years running, Palin either first or second.

Three days ago the AP-Gfk poll showed Palin as first in favorability among all GOP candidates with republicans

Twelve days ago The Economist/YouGov poll had her at first on the 2012 list as nominee choice.

Eighteen days ago the Reuters/IPSOS poll had Palin at first of the 2012 list as nominee choice.


20 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm...take with grain of salt when they misspell the WH occupant’s name.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:21 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

In 2012 we need every single one. We may only win by one electoral vote.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:29 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: presently no screen name

RE: Do you know or did you check to find out if this poll was done by registered or likely voters?

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They claim it is a survey of LIKELY VOTERS ( in their words -— 500 LIKELY ALASKAN VOTERS ).

SEE HERE : http://haysresearch.com/page2/page32/page32.html

This is all there is to their Survey Methodology

This survey was fielded on June 21st-22nd, 2011 as a means to measure attitudes towards candidates and races among likely Alaskan voters (defined as having voted in at least two of the last four local or statewide elections). 500 likely Alaskan voters were interviewed for each of the four surveys.

The margin of error for the data collected is +/- 4.4 % for a 500 response survey for the data analyzed in its entirety with a 95% confidence level; meaning that we can be 95% sure that if every resident of the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections was actually surveyed, the results would vary by no more than 4.4% in either direction.

The survey sample used was a computer generated random list derived from a database of all households within the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections. The sample frame was designed to accurately reflect the actual population percentages.
Respondents were screened to confirm they were over 18 and each household was attempted at least four times over a period of several days to account for non-response bias.

Data was analyzed utilizing SPSS Quancept Software.

Interviews were conducted by trained staff with on-site supervision utilizing state of the art computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Random interviews were monitored to assure quality control measures were followed. Dialing results were analyzed daily to assure statistically accurate distribution of call disposition in order to account for “non-response” variables.

For purposes of disclosure, this poll question was survey was paid for in full by Porcaro Communications.


23 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: presently no screen name

Hayes track record on polling is terrible, his polling for 2008 was off by 17 points


24 posted on 06/28/2011 6:19:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SeekAndFind

“Sarah Palin showcases her Alaska roots at every opportunity”

I wonder if they’re not jealous of her success, and that she’s no longer “the gal next door”? Just trying to reconcile this supposed poll with the unquestionably high favorable ratings she received as Governor.

Or is the entitlement mentality that strong in AK?
Maybe news travels slowly but those people who’d vote for Obama need to wise up or sober up.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 6:19:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin srong? Who’s their editor?


26 posted on 06/28/2011 6:19:53 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: ansel12

And the union thugs telling voters the day before the election in a state owned building Murkowski is the only one who will help them - but they can decide for themselves. Right!


27 posted on 06/28/2011 6:20:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

pissant .. That You?


28 posted on 06/28/2011 6:20:29 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The nature of the PDSer

In a time not so very long ago, a man of logic, reason and rationality, upset by the injustice of the mindless and their baseless attacks upon his candidate of choice, did undertake a quest to discover the nature of the PDS’er.

And so did the man travel to the far corners of the Earth, for in his travels he could find no wisdom, nor wise man, to satisfactorily explain the root cause of Palin Derangement Syndrome, nor it’s effect on those so smitten. It was not until a chance encounter with a Zen Master high atop a remote mountain in Tibet that our hero found his answer.

“To discover the nature of the PDS’er,” said the Zen Master, One must understand the logic of why the sky is yellow.”

Confused by the sage words of the old wise man, our hero listened intently as the knowledge of the ages sprung forth from his old and weathered lips...

“To discover the nature of the PDS’er, One must understand the fact that dogs meow and cats bark at passing cars.”

“To discover the nature of the PDS’er, One must understand the reason why the sun shines brightly in the night sky.”

For what seemed like hours the Zen Master spoke thusly until finally our hero looked upon him and said “Master, dogs do not meow, nor cats bark. The sky is not yellow but blue and the sun shines in it by day, not by night. To spout such nonsense is neither logical, nor rational, nor factual. In fact, you’d have to be nuts to believe any of that!”

And so did our hero gain enlightenment into the nature of the PDS’er.


29 posted on 06/28/2011 6:20:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

Anchorage is full of leftwingnuts. Gotta a lot of gubmint employees there. Next?


30 posted on 06/28/2011 6:23:07 PM PDT by Samizdat
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To: LibLieSlayer; SeekAndFind

Thanks for that info, LLS. I’ll say CASE CLOSED on this and on those who find glee in anything against SARAH.


31 posted on 06/28/2011 6:24:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This ‘newspaper’ has been on Palin’s case for years. I am inclined not to believe anything they publish, and it strikes me as odd that a ‘conservative’ talk radio guy would commission such a poll.


32 posted on 06/28/2011 6:24:51 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Unless the Palin troops realize she can’t win and stop backing that dead horse, help find a serious candidate who can win were stuck with 4 more years of Obama, guaranteed!

only a Liberal, a RINO or some other elite would believe what you state. So many Freepers can't even begin to understand the threat Sarah poses to the left.

If nominating Sarah guarantees four more years of the Marxist then why the H*ll all the efforts to rabidly discredit her? Wouldn't it be to the left's advantage to work to get her the GOP nomination?

Only a fool or a PDSer could not see that the left knows Sarah will crush the Marxist.

If Mitt's or some other RINO is the nominee,I will gladly without guilt sit out the election. Mitt and the rest of the RINOcrats would do absolutely NOTHING to roll back government.

33 posted on 06/28/2011 6:24:59 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Alaska...3 electoral votes.

In 2000, the winning margin was five electoral votes.

Just saying.

34 posted on 06/28/2011 6:25:08 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

If this poll is accurate, then the state of Alaska is absolutely slopping over with idiots.


35 posted on 06/28/2011 6:27:25 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is something that I picked up about "conservative" Mike Porcaro (who commissioned this poll) and how HE felt about Palin in 2008..

This poll and its 'ulterior' motive doesn't pass the smell test!

There is some 'salty' language in this, so please make sure you're over "18" before you read about this Porcaro dude.

Scroll down and read: "doorgunner84" date marked 8/29/2008 10:15:19 PM

36 posted on 06/28/2011 6:27:36 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Is that you Mitt?


37 posted on 06/28/2011 6:28:29 PM PDT by Obadiah (If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good grief, will it ever end? With Obama’s anti-drilling, anti-energy policies, do they really expect us to believe a state like Alaska whose economy sole depends on drilling and energy would vote for Obama????

I don’t buy it.


38 posted on 06/28/2011 6:29:06 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Hey - while you spill your bile - check out #9 and thanks for showing what you really are.

Please find us a serious, quality candidate we can vote in to replace Obama.

Never use 'us' or 'we' on this conservative site, again. Do your magical mischief somewhere else.
39 posted on 06/28/2011 6:30:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: Bigtigermike

can you source that? I would feel a whole lot better...


40 posted on 06/28/2011 6:30:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: GR_Jr.

See post #9 and your ‘don’t buy it’ will be confirmed! Good post.


41 posted on 06/28/2011 6:31:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


42 posted on 06/28/2011 6:34:00 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

What curious timimg. They are going to go all out if she announces a presidential run. It will be sickening but also great to see her rise above it.


43 posted on 06/28/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: SueRae

Right. It’s obvious accuracy is not their goal.


44 posted on 06/28/2011 6:35:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The very words you use to describe Palin: “damagaged goods, unelectable, she can’t win”.....those were the same words they used to describe Ronald Reagan in 1980.

It’s too early to poll. When it comes to election time it’s not going to be about personalities. It’s not going to be about issues. “Sarah Palin” and “Barack Obama” won’t matter. The economy, jobs, debt, spending, etc that will matter. And Obama will lose on the issues.


45 posted on 06/28/2011 6:35:51 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: SeekAndFind

Nuhn uh, I don’t buy this.


46 posted on 06/28/2011 6:36:00 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not buying this simply because Alaska is very conservative and Obama is a socialist.


47 posted on 06/28/2011 6:37:05 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Post 9 is a good source. Not sure, however, if it will make you feel better.


48 posted on 06/28/2011 6:37:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: toddausauras

They have long since burnt out bringing up any legitimate ‘concern.’ Palin has stood up to every bit of scrutiny and passed with flying colors. Now it’s down to PDS, “she cant win” nonsense with ho proof to back it up, and crap made up from whole cloth.

It’s inevitable, they can’t stop the asteroid hurtling at them at warp speed and they are babbling to their nonexistent liberal gods for salvation...period.


49 posted on 06/28/2011 6:38:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Recovering_Democrat
November 4, 2008 - Alaska: McCain 46.6, Obama 43.9. (Hays Research) Link
50 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:33 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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