Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Down 9 Points In New Poll

07/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A new Rasmussen poll shows Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican Senator in history, losing 50-41 to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.

Six years ago, Stevens won re-election with 78% of the vote. But since then, he's had some trouble with the FBI. (In addition to his record-setting service, Stevens is reportedly the only senator to have had his home raided by Feds.) According to Rasmussen, one in five Alaskan Republicans (20%) now support Dem Begich.

Barack Obama has made Alaska a battleground state, and the campaign hopes a hard-fought race there will help Begich.

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