Alaska’s Young in Statistical Tie Two Weeks Out

Posted August 12, 2008 at 3:05pm

New polling data released this week showed embattled Rep. Don Young (Alaska) behind Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell in the Republican primary, but only by a small margin.

Parnell led with 42 percent of the vote in the Basswood Research survey taken for his campaign. Young, whose bid for a 19th term has been clouded by ethical problems, garnered 38 percent, and state Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R) had 8 percent. Twelve percent of respondents were undecided with two weeks to go before the Aug. 26 primary.

The poll of 300 likely voters was taken Aug. 5 and had a 6-point margin of error.

The Club for Growth has endorsed Parnell, as has Gov. Sarah Palin (R).