Lisa Murkowski Sheds Positions Like a Moose Sheds Antlers

Joe Miller compares GOP Senate opponent Lisa Murkowsi to a moose, with position being shed as often as antlers.

Two new polls released Thursday suggested that his unfavorable ratings have spiked and that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, running as a write-in candidate, holds a comfortable lead over the tea party-backed candidate who defeated her in August for the Republican nomination.

Both polls came with caveats — they were conducted for groups that oppose Miller’s candidacy and were subject to the uncertainties of surveying a race with a write-in candidate. But they bolstered a widespread impression among political professionals in Alaska and D.C. that the flood of negative publicity has taken its toll.