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Poll: Sullivan Seizes Lead in AK Senate Race

Poll: Sullivan Seizes Lead in AK Senate Race

After clinching the Republican nomination for the Alaska Senate race, Dan Sullivan has now surged six points according to a new Public Policy Polling poll.

An August poll conducted prior to the primary showed Begich leading Sullivan 43 percent to 37 percent.

But now Sullivan leads 43 percent while Begich has fallen two points.

Begich suffered from campaign missteps earlier this month after his campaign was forced to pull a controversial negative ad.

The poll surveyed 880 likely voters from September 18th to 21st – right after Begich cast the deciding vote to defeat an amendment proposed by Sen. Jeff Sessions that would help block President Obama’s proposed executive order on amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The Alaska GOP responded quickly by attacking Begich for casting the “deciding vote” to allow Obama to bypass Congress on immigration reform.

America Rising featured Begich’s face on a “Mighty Mouse” poster hitting him as the one that “saved the day” for Senate Democrats.

Sullivan won the Republican primary even though his opponent Joe Miller made opposing amnesty a central point of his campaign. 

But Sullivan is criticizing Begich for supporting Obama’s “lawless” approach on the issue.

He also stated that any immigration reform should avoid the comprehensive approach by Congress.

“I think immigration reform should not be comprehensive — it should be piecemeal,” he said during an August debate.

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