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Poll sheds light on US Senate race

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:54 AM June 4, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A new poll released Tuesday shows Republican primary contenders for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat are in a dead heat.

The research was conducted May 27-29 by Anchorage-based Dittman Research and funded by Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s campaign for lieutenant governor.

Poll results place former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan two points ahead of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Contender Joe Miller trails his competitors by double digits, according to Dittman Research, and 15 percent of respondents were still undecided.

The survey involved 500 likely Republican primary voters contacted via phone, and suggests a much different outcome then poll results released last month. According to those numbers, Sullivan led Treadwell by 14 points. Treadwell’s campaign said the latest numbers point to a promising surge.

“The race for Alaska’s Republican Senate primary is far from over,” Treadwell’s campaign said in a written statement Tuesday. “It’s just getting started. Alaskans want someone who knows Alaska and who has a record of fighting for Alaska to take the fight to Washington.”

Sullivan’s campaign dismissed the latest poll numbers and focused on the November general election.

“One thing is clear: Dan Sullivan is the only candidate that Mark Begich is afraid to take on in the fall, which is why his liberal DC allies have run nearly $2 million in false attack ads personally attacking Dan,” the campaign said in a statement.

Miller’s campaign could not be reached for comment

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