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Dustin Ingalls

Unfortunately it is impossible to calculate the numbers of people that will not bother writing in a nameYeah, its very difficult, and Murkowskis support is still probably overstated, even though we asked a two-part question--the first being if they were voting for McAdams or Miller or someone else, and then the someone else voters were asked if they were voting for such and such, some other guy, writing in Murkowski, or writing in someone else. We then combined that question into the first for an aggregate. Murkowski was getting about 95% of the someone else people.

DBL

In Florida you can find Charlie Crist at the bottom of the ballot. In Alaska you have to write Linda Murjelewski on the ballot and hope it counts. Or maybe youll forget shes running. PPPs prompt of someone else isnt an explicit question on the ballot.

Anonymous

Unfortunately it is impossible to calculate the numbers of people that will not bother writing in a name...shes taost as a write in---maybe if she were on the actual ballot.

Dustin Ingalls

For comparison, what are Murkowskis and McAdams favorability scores?44-26 for McAdams and 48-46 for Murkowski.

wt

Well, yes. But also, despite McAdams running some great ads, hes not really viable at this point, so Dems have the tempting option to choose Murkowski over Miller. (See also, Lieberman v. Schlesinger).Meek in FL has done a great job of holding onto a fraction of the Dem base, which is what is stopping Crist from closing the gap with Rubio.

Dale Sheldon-Hess

Question:For comparison, what are Murkowskis and McAdams favorability scores?@Joel: we can get a Democrat; McAdams has gained 8 points in the polls in the two weeks since his first TV spot hit. And while Miller would be a rhetorical nightmare, but Murkowski would vote the same way on everything as he would, so the practical advantages are minimal.

joel

So if 58% dont like Miller it would be really bad for the state if he wins. I think polling in Alaska underestimates a lot of conservative votes, a lot of people live in the middle of nowhere and are hard to reach.I remember that Begich was heavily favored over Stevens in 2008 and he barely won. Same with Young pollster always show his elections closer than reality.Not sure how that plays out for Miller but I would rather see Murkowski win if we cant get a democrat.

Jonny V

Also: Scott McAdams is very viable in Alaska. If he can get the Democratic and leaning left voters in Alaska to vote for him instead of tossing away their vote on Lisa M - he will win.Joe Miller is a lunatic and Lisa M is politics as usual.Vote Scott McAdams.

Jonny V

As a far left liberal (an actual far left liberal, the type that knows Obama is a centrist) I really wish Kendrick Meek would drop out of the Florida race and support Crist. Marco Rubio is a nut. We cant have him in the Senate.Meek: Do whats right for the country. Endorse Crist.

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