Raleigh, N.C. – PPP finds that Alaskans overwhelmingly support the minimum wage increase measure that will be on the ballot this fall- 67% are in support of it to only 27% who are opposed. Democrats (86/8) and independents (71/22) are both strongly in favor of it and even Republicans (45/50) are pretty closely divided.
The numbers have been very steady on August's vote about whether to repeal Senate Bill 21, the Oil and Gas Production Tax. 45% of voters say they will repeal the bill to 34% who say they'll leave it in place. In February the numbers were 43/31 in favor of repeal and in August they were 46/30 in favor of repeal. The unpopularity of this bill is a big part of why Sean Parnell's approval numbers are looking pretty mediocre at this point.
It's looking like a close fight this fall when it comes to whether Alaskans will vote to legalize marijuana- our first poll using the exact wording of the measure finds that 48% of voters intend to support legalizing marijuana, while 45% are opposed.