Alaska Republicans would pick Sarah Palin in 2014

A new PPP poll shows Palin leading the Republican primary field in a potential senate match-up

By Jillian Rayfield

Published July 30, 2013 1:20PM (EDT)

A new poll from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that if she were to run for senate in 2014, Sarah Palin would win the Republican primary, but lose the general election to incumbent Sen. Mark Begich.

The poll shows that in the primary, Palin leads Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell by a margin of 36-26 percent, with Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan at 15 percent, and failed 2010 senate candidate Joe Miller at 12 percent.

In the general election, Begich still leads Palin 52-40 percent. 58 percent of voters also said that they have an unfavorable opinion of Palin, compared to 39 percent who view her favorably. If Palin doesn't run, Treadwell is ahead in the primary, but is still trailing Begich 44-4o percent.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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