Rasmussen Reports: Bill Walker Leads Democrat Rivals by a Wide Margin
Anchorage - A poll conducted on July 15th by Rasmussen Reports shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker leading in hypothetical general election match-ups with both of his Democrat rivals.
According to the analysis released Monday by Rasmussen Reports, "Walker captures 50 percent support when matched against French who earns 32 percent of the vote," and also leads Ethan Berkowitz by a margin of 46 percent to 38 percent.
Bill Walker made the following statement:
"I look forward to facing off against either Ethan Berkowitz or Hollis French in the general election. Until then, I will remain focused on winning the August 24 primary and will continue sharing with voters my vision for the economic future of Alaska."
Bill Walker's campaign manager, Taylor Bickford, made the following statement:
"This poll reaffirms what we already know - that the next Governor of Alaska will be chosen in the Republican primary on August 24th. It shows that Bill Walker will easily defeat either Ethan Berkowitz or Hollis French in the general election this November."
The poll also shows Bill Walker's name identification amongst likely voters to be at upwards of 81 percent. This reflects a rapid rise in name identification since the start of the campaign, according to Bickford.
"Bill Walker entered this race as a political outsider last September, but is now known by over 80 percent of Alaskan voters. His all Alaska message combined with a tireless work ethic has put him in a position to win the governorship in the general election this November."
A recent horse-race poll conducted by the Alaska Republican Party shows Bill Walker leading his closest primary opponent by a margin of 28 percent.
Bill Walker is a lifelong Alaskan businessman, entrepreneur and builder. He is a longtime advocate for the development of Alaska's natural resources and proponent of the All Alaska Gasline. Walker and his wife Donna have raised their four children in Anchorage where they have been active in community, church and youth sports activities.
Posted: July 20, 2010