Poll: Clinton, Trump in tight race in Alaska
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In the latest poll, Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is favored by 37 percent of likely voters in Alaska, and Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is backed by 36 percent, according to the poll, provided to The Midnight Sun.

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Since becoming a state in 1959, Alaska has voted for a Democrat for president only once — in 1964.

Trump's 1-point lead in the latest poll is a drop from the same poll conducted in August, when he led his Democratic rival 38 percent to 30 percent.

The recent poll was conducted from Oct. 11 to 13 among 500 likely general election voters. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.

Alaska Democratic Party communications director Jake Hamburg said in a statement that the polls conducted in recent weeks show the race is a "toss-up."

"In light of the most recent revelations and Republican defections, things do not bode well for Donald Trump and the Alaska Republican Party with three weeks left to go until the elections," he said in a statement.

A poll conducted last month in Alaska for the Alaska Dispatch News showed Trump with a larger lead over his Democratic rival, 36.1 percent to 30.6 percent.

That poll was conducted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, before the release of a 2005 tape in which the GOP nominee was heard making lewd comments about kissing and groping women without their consent.