Kelly Tshibaka joins host Steve Bannon in the “War Room” to talk about her insurgent candidacy against RINO Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who represents the Swamp in the Senate. The good news is that Tsibaka is far ahead in the latest polls; the bad news is that Murkowski engineered “ranked choice” voting in Alaska to try to preserve her Senate seat for herself. Fight for Tsibaka with a donation here.
Part 1: New Alaska Polling Favors Tshibaka Over Murkowski
Part 2: Senate Candidate Tshibaka: “Murkowski is a Democrat.”
Poll: Trump-Backed Kelly Tshibaka Leads Alaska Senate Race, Lisa Murkowski Losing in Reelection Bid
Former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner Kelly Tshibaka leads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, with incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) trailing, a new poll conducted for Tshibaka’s campaign and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows.
The poll, conducted the way Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system will hold its election, finds that Tshibaka would emerge as the only candidate with a shot to get over 50 percent in a four-way field in November.
Conducted from March 14 to March 16, the survey of 500 likely voters in Alaska’s November general election found Tshibaka in the first round with a huge lead of more than double digits over Murkowski. On that first choice on the ballot, Tshibaka comes in with 45.4 percent and Murkowski at just 28.7 percent—with a generic Democrat close behind Murkowski and a libertarian candidate in fourth place. The poll’s margin of error is 4.21 percent.
The way Alaska will elect its U.S. Senator under the new ranked-choice system is that four candidates will be on the ballot in November. That will come after a jungle primary in August where every candidate, regardless of party who files, faces off and the top four vote-getters advance to the November election. In the November election, voters will list their choices and rank them. To win, a candidate needs to get over 50 percent plus one vote to seal the deal; until that happens, there will be a second and possibly a third round of vote counting. The way it works is the first round sees voters’ first choice counted, and then when that concludes, the last-place candidate is eliminated, and their votes are distributed to the other candidates in a second-round based off that candidate’s voters’ second choice—and so on until a candidate gets to 50 percent plus one vote.