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New Poll: Hillary Clinton Would Beat Sarah Palin in Alaska in 2016

PPP, 5/8-5/11
Alaska

  • Clinton: 44, Palin: 41
  • Clinton: 42, Huckabee: 43
  • Clinton: 41, Christie: 44
  • Clinton: 41, Bush: 47
  • Clinton: 40, Paul: 46

So much for homefield advantage. A new PPP poll has found that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would not even be able to carry her former home state if she ran for president in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.

The poll, conducted between May 8 and May 11, sampling 582 registered Alaska voters, found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads former Alaska Guv Sarah Palin by a margin of 44-41. Clinton also owns a 54-32 lead among female voters, though male voters prefer Palin. Just 36 percent of Alaskans polled said they have a favorable view of the former vice presidential candidate and 56 percent say they have an unfavorable view. Only 19 percent of Alaskans said they would like to see Palin run in 2016.

On the flip side, Clinton trails every other Republican candidate in the state, though by a closer margin than many would assume.

In a hypothetical matchup against former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Clinton trails by just one point as the race is split 43-42 for the Republican. In the last Alaska poll, conducted in February, Huckabee led Clinton by a 45-42 margin.

Against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Clinton trails by a 44-41 margin, right around what we saw in January when Christie led 43-39.

Against former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Clinton trails by a 47-41 margin, slightly better than the 47-39 deficit she saw in January.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, considered the more conservative candidate in the race, leads Clinton by a 46-40 margin, right around what we saw in January when Paul led 47-39.

(Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore)