Alaska: Parnell Ahead in Poll With Small Sample Size

Posted July 29, 2008 at 6:48pm

A new poll shows Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell (R) inching ahead of Rep. Don Young (R) in their Aug. 26 primary.

The Hays Research poll questioned 175 likely voters who identified themselves as Republicans about Parnell and Young.

Parnell led Young, 46 percent to 42 percent. The poll, taken July 24-25, had a margin of error of 7.4 points.

In a broader poll of 404 adults who were queried about the general election, the likely Democratic nominee, former state House Majority Leader Ethan Berkowitz, led Parnell 33 percent to 30 percent. But 37 percent of those surveyed in the poll, which had a 4.9-point error margin, were undecided.

The poll also showed Young with a favorable rating of 41 percent and unfavorable rating of 55 percent.