From David Hulen in Anchorage --
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Sen. Ted Stevens leading Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich 46 percent to 44 percent. It was a telephone poll of 500 likely voters statewide; the margin of error is 4.5 percent.
Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska has narrowly regained the advantage in his bid for a seventh term against Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, as the numbers seesaw again in one of the nation’s most closely watched Senate contests.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, leads his Democratic opponent 46% to 44%. A month ago, it was Begich with an equally insignificant advantage, 47% to 45%. This is the third straight poll where the candidates have been within two points of each other.
...Perhaps in part because of his long-time and well-known ability for bringing federal monies into the state, Stevens is still viewed favorably by 51% of Alaska voters, up 5% from last month. Those with an unfavorable view of the senator have dropped even more dramatically, from 53% last month to 44% now.