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New polls show tightening in GOP Senate primary

A new PPP poll shows that GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has a six percentage point lead against Mead Treadwell in the Republican primary and a 15 percent lead over the other lead candidate, Joe Miller. However, 14 percent of voters in that poll are still undecided.

The poll interviewed 337 Alaskans July 31 through Aug. 3 who said they were going to vote in the Republican primary. PPP, which normally works for Democrats and Democratic causes, uses robocalls, which is a suspicious polling method. Too, PPP is not above using its polls to swing particular issues. That said, the numbers are consistent with a newly released poll done by Oregon-based Moore Information which showed Sullivan up eight points, with 22 percent of voters still undecided. Continue reading