A new poll out of Public Policy Polling shows a highly competitive race for Congress between Independent Alyse Galvin and long-time Republican Don Young, with Galvin ahead by two points 43 to 41.
The DCCC added Galvin to its Red to Blue list in May.
This is the second time in as many months public polling has shown Alyse Galvin with a lead over Young and both times Rep. Don Young’s flagging favorabilities were a major indicator as to Alaskan’s eagerness for a new voice in Congress. This time Young is underwater by 9 points, while Galvin is up by 8 points.
“Four months out from election day, Alaska is a tossup and electoral prognosticators are giving Alyse Galvin a real shot to officially flip Alaska after nearly five tired decades of Don Young,” said DCCC Spokesperson Andy Orellana. “DC Republicans scoffed when Alaska was put on the map, but Alyse Galvin is a third-generation Alaskan and independent voice with a record fighting for her state who understands the needs of working families because she’s lived them.”
PPP’s new Alaska poll finds that the Presidential race in the state this year might be the closest it’s been since the 1960s. Donald Trump is under water on his approval rating, with 46% of voters approving of the job he’s doing to 49% who disapprove. He leads Joe Biden by just 3 points at 48-45. Biden has a double digit lead with independent voters at 52-39. Republicans have won the state by at least 9 points in every election since 1968.
The US House race in the state looks like a toss up, with Alyse Galvin holding a slight advantage over Don Young at 43-41. Young is unpopular, with 35% of voters approving of him and 44% disapproving. Galvin has a net +8 favorability rating at 30/22, giving her the best numbers of the 8 political figures we tested in the poll.