Why the Republican Primary Was Much Closer Than Predicted

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

In late July, Ivan Moore Research found Joe Miller polling more than 30 points behind incumbent Lisa Murkowski. At the time, Moore told APRN it didn’t look like Miller could even get close to Murkowski in the primary with numbers like that. But what a difference a few weeks make.

Moore says a number of factors led to Millers surprise win, including the type of primary in Alaska.

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