Poll Shows Alaskans Would Vote For Barack Obama Over Sarah Palin

And many on our side believe she is the one the White House 'fears.' I would say if you can't carry your home state of Alaska which has voted one time in its history for a Democrat (Johnson in '64) it's probably a good indication you wouldn't win the general, besides the fact that she's trailing by double digits in most of the battleground states.

Anchorage Daily
A new Hays Research poll shows Barack Obama would beat Sarah Palin among Alaskans if the presidential election was today.

The poll found 42 percent of Alaskan voters would pick or are learning toward Obama in a head to head race against Palin for the presidency, while 36 percent of the voters would choose or are leaning toward Palin over him.

Conservative Anchorage radio host Mike Porcaro paid for Hays Research to ask the question.

“Sarah Palin showcases her Alaska roots at every opportunity, but the surprising reality is she has become highly unpopular in her home state,” Porcaro said in an emailed statement.

“Whether it is the fact she left office after serving barely two years or that some Alaskans believe her tax policies have punished our vital oil and gas industry or the ‘rock star’ nature of her media coverage, these results show Sarah Palin would lose to Obama in Alaska, where voters overwhelmingly support conservative candidates,” Porcaro said.

Respondents who had “strong” views favored Obama 34 percent to Palin’s 25 percent.

Obama’s margin goes to 42 percent versus 36 percent to Palin when voters who described their views as “not so strong,” or just leaning a particular way were added in to the results.

Sixteen percent of the respondents said they were undecided and another 7 percent volunteered a different candidate.
In the 2000 election, Al Gore lost his home state of Tennessee by 4 points to George W. Bush and those 11 electorale votes cost him the presidency