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WASHINGTON: YOU WANT POLLS? I HAVE POLLS. SEVERAL OF [D. F. Oliveria 10/28 06:49 PM]
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, in cooperation with KOMO-TV, has published the results of a poll that shows Demo U.S. Sen. John Kerry running ahead of President Bush in Washington 50 percent to 45 percent, and Demo U.S. Sen. Patty Murray blowing out Repub U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, 53 percent to 39 percent, in her attempt to win a third term. Repubs can find a silver lining in the P-I/KOMO poll, however. Repub Dino Rossi has narrowed the gap against Demo AG Christine Gregoire in his attempt to wrestle the governor's seat from the Democrats. In the poll, he trails 48 percent to 43 percent, after being down as much as 11 points last month.
A King/5 TV poll released yesterday showed Rossi behind by only 2 points, 49 percent to 47 percent. An internal poll from the Rossi camp showed him actually leading by 1 point. But you know what they say about internal polls. You can read all about the P-I/KOMO-TV-sponsored poll here.
In a three-day poll of likely voters by Strategic Vision, LLC, Kerry-Edwards led Bush-Cheney, 51 percent to 44 percent, with 5 percent undecided. This poll shows the Murray-Nethercutt race much tighter, with the Demo incumbent leading 49 percent to 41 percent, with 10 percent undecided. Also, it shows the same 5 percent gap in the gubernatorial race, with Demo Gregoire ahead of Repub Rossi, 47 percent to 42 percent.
In the presidential race, CEO David E. Johnson of Strategic Vision pointed out that Bush's approval rating was 45 percent, stating: "For the president to win, his approval numbers need to pull up to 50 percent."