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POLL: Elway Washington


Elway Poll
6/18-22/08 - 405 RV, 4.9%

Washington
Gov: Gregoire (D-i) 47, Rossi (R) 39

 

Comments
Undecided:

Elway is a local pollster in the Northwest. Previous two polls:

April: Gregoire 43 Rossi 38
January: Gregoire 48 Rossi 35

Democratic incumbent against a Republican in Washington State is not favorable for the Republican in any year. Notably this is a rematch--Rossi lost to Gregoire in 2004 by only 133 votes.

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C.S.Strowbridge:

That's a bigger spread than I was expecting. I hope Gregoire is ahead by that amount, but I think a 3 or 4 point win is more likely.

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Undecided:

Rossi is a real estate developer with strong ties to the anti-environmental BIAW (Building Industry Association of Washington). He is making "green" proposals but one of his closest advisors believes that Global Warming is a farce.

Note that both Senators are Democrats and out of 9 congressional districts, only 3 are Republican and one of those is in danger. Also the state legislature is majority Democrat. Republicans have a difficult political barrier to overcome in the "Evergreen State."

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Andrew_in_California:

I voted for Rossi in the last match up. People almost rejected Gregoire over an administrative blunder she did that cost tax payers 1 million dollars. Her recent achievements though have redeemed herself quite nicely and I may vote for her if I relocate back. Rossi only got as far as he did because of Gregoire's faults so he will not come as close as he did last time.

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