More than half of voters in Alaska say they tell people they do not support President Trump but in private agree with him on certain issues. It’s astonishing that in a “red state,” people still feel afraid to support President Trump. This was especially true of full-time employees in the private sector, Generation X and middle/upper income households.
Economy/jobs (27%) was the most popular issue for Alaskans in 2020. This is followed by trust/truthfulness (18%), but economy beats out all the big Democratic issues, such as, racism (4%), gun control (2%), The Green New Deal (1%) and Medicare for all (10%); in some instances more than 10 to 1.
Sanders and Biden do the best against the President in a “red” state like Alaska because they make in-roads with women, younger voters, lower income voters and Independents, while Harris, Warren and Buttigieg lag with these groups.