A new poll from Cygnal has Republican Alaska Governor Lisa Murkowski losing to GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka.
Tshibaka announced her run on Twitter last monht.
— Kelly Tshibaka (@KellyForAlaska) March 29, 2021
Tshibaka garners 33.6% of the vote compared to only 18.8% for Murkowski.
The poll finds “Lisa Murkowski is in as weak of a position as an incumbent could possibly find themselves in. A strong Republican candidate is poised to defeat Murkowski.”
The poll also finds “Tshibaka’s experience improving efficiencies in government and saving taxpayer dollars (69% more likely / 9% less likely) and deep Alaska roots and personal story (57% more likely / 6% less likely) make strong majorities of likely primary voters more likely to support her, and are extremely compelling with Republicans (82%, 69% more likely).”
Meanwhile, Cygnal finds “Murkowski’s 20-year tenure in the Senate (-39 net-less likely) and vote to allow millions of illegal immigrants who broke laws to enter the country to stay (-31) are nearly universal negatives. Among Republicans, her vote to convict President Trump in the impeachment trial, opposition to Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination to the SCOTUS, and ranking as the second most liberal Republican Senator are all particularly damaging (78%, 79%, 77% less likely, respectively)”