CNN Poll: Murkowski Closes Gap in Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has essentially pulled even with Republican nominee Joe Miller in the three-way Alaska Senate race, according to a new CNN/Time poll.

 Though other polls have shown Miller with a comfortable lead, this poll finds Miller with 38 percent support, compared with 36 percent for Murkowski and 22 percent for Democrat Scott McAdams.

CNN’s poling director suggests that Democrats are starting to decide to strategically vote for Murkowski to prevent Miller from being elected.

That said, Murkowski is running as a write-in candidate, which makes the race incredibly difficult to poll. One would have to think that Murkowski’s name not being on the ballot will cost her a lot of votes, thus I’d still be inclined to give Miller the edge unless polls start to show Murkowski with a big lead.