New poll results show a much closer race for governor after independent Gov. Bill Walker suspended his campaign.
Pollster Ivan Moore of Alaska Survey Research found Republican Mike Dunleavy is leading Democrat Mark Begich by 4.6 percent, 48.3 percent to 43.7 percent.
The poll was taken Friday through Monday.
Dunleavy led in a poll taken a week earlier by 17 points, in a three-way race that included Begich and Walker.
Moore’s latest poll results say that 5.3 percent of voters plan to vote for Walker, even after being told that Walker ended his campaign and endorsed Begich.
The poll results say that if Walker actively campaigned for Begich, it wouldn’t help him. Begich lost ground to Dunleavy in a question about how Alaskans would vote if Walker actively campaigned for Begich, talking particularly about the gas line.
Libertarian candidate Billy Toien was not included in the poll.
- Some are using the economic study to oppose the Army Corps of Engineers draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine.
- The state ferries will likely run through the winter months, avoiding a potential shutdown proposed by the Dunleavy administration.
- Little is known about the long-loved, oily subsistence fish known as hooligan. The only ongoing research on Southeast Alaska hooligan is the result of a nine-year study by the Chilkoot Indian Association.
- Trail Mix Executive Director Erik Boraas says the goal is for the trail to be bikeable from end to end in five years.