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A poll Joe Miller can't manipulate; the new migrant workers

Maybe Joe Miller shouldn't have sworn off manipulating poll results. Documents ordered released this week by a judge show that the Republican nominee for Senate in Alaska, in his previous job, admitted to surreptitiously using office colleagues' computers to participate in an online poll, then hiding the evidence. Now comes a Hays Research Group poll showing him in third place in the race: 23 percent, as compared to 34 percent for the write-in candidate (that would be incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski) and 29 percent for Democrat Scott McAdams. Alaskans: lock your laptops.

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The Labor Department reports today that new unemployment claims hit a three-month low. But the good news is expected to be temporary, as large numbers of migrant Democrats start looking for work next Wednesday.

By Dana Milbank  | October 28, 2010; 11:57 AM ET
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It wasn't an on-line opinion poll, it was an on-line vote to choose the new chairman for the local Republican Commitee. in other words, it was vote fraud.

Posted by: Alferd | October 28, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I am in Anchorage, Alaska right now and -wow- I've never seen anything like this race! Miller does still have a small core of faithful's, but it's incredible how many of his supporters are jumping ship.

From the feel in the air, and by seeing how many Miller signs have been replaced around town, if I had to make a guess.. I think that Lisa Murkowski will actually be the first candidate since Strom Thurmond to win a write-in.

The Democratic candidate in the race, Scott McAdams, has run the cleanest, most honest race - but there are just too many Democrats and Independents who, while they like McAdams, are throwing their support behind Murkowski. They just don't feel McAdams has the numbers.

Posted by: ovechkin | October 28, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

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