Obama 56, McCain 39
Gov: Gregoire (D-i) 50, Rossi 47
Poor grampy McSame: A "strategy brief" video on McCain's campaign Web site lists Washington as a "toss-up" state. Obama 56%, McCain 39%? What a toss-up!!!!!!!!!
Posted on June 11, 2008 11:56 AM
Ssshhhhhh, don't tell him that. Let him go and spend money over there......
The chances that the crypt keeper was going to win washington were slim and none. And slim just left town.
Posted on June 11, 2008 12:42 PM
Do not get overly hyped over Washington State's numbers. 52% of the respondents were from the Seattle metro area. The political party breakdown was 28% GOP 40% Democrat 22% Independent... with respective parties backing their candidate and Independents Obama 46% and McCain 42%. I think Obama will still win, but not by such large margins.
By the way... McCain's strategy lists Washington State as a "battleground state" among 24 states that remain from a list of states that are historically Republican or Democrat. (This is the common viewpoint of political analysts). McCain is NOT targeting Washington State but instead the Southwest States including his neighbor state of California because of the large number of Independent voters.
Posted on June 11, 2008 1:15 PM
Regarding the Governor's race... it appears that gender is a major factor. The poll is split 50/50 female/male respondents with 56% females going for Christine Gregoire and 53% males for Dino Rossi... ergo a 3% difference. Since more women vote in Washington State, then men (like most states) then these numbers are skewed in Rossi's favor.
Posted on June 11, 2008 1:23 PM
@Nickberry -- always the pessimist. All of the recent polls out of WA show a substantial Obama lead. And why is it so far-fetched to assume 52% of the respondents are from the West/Seattle area? Have you ever been to WA state? Don't make silly claims if you don't know what you're talking about. As for the Rep-Dem-Ind percentages, we have seen an across-the-board increase in voters identifying as Dem, so it's no unusual to see such dis-parity. Nationally, 42% of voters identify as Dem, 32% as Rep, and the rest as Ind, so these numbers reflect the national numbers.
WA is for Obama. We'll see what Rasmussen has to say later when their WA poll comes out. I think it might be time to take the west coast off the "battleground" list.
Posted on June 11, 2008 1:24 PM
Dear Nickberry: I got bad news for you. Rasmussen will be releasing a poll from WA state this afternoon. My gut feeling is that Rasmussen numbers won't be far from these. But, don't worry, we know you will come up with a reason why such numbers are flawed. We got your point, this is a vast pollster conspiracy against grampy McSame.
P.S: I hope you become a part of grampy McSame team and suggest spending time and money to win WA. Remember, this is a vast pollster conspiracy against him.
Posted on June 11, 2008 2:16 PM
Breaking News!!!! (Dear Nickberry, I don't mean to break your heart.)
Washington: Obama 53%, McCain 35%
Remember, this is all part of the vast pollster conspiracy, so don't pay attention and go GRAMPY McSame.
Posted on June 11, 2008 5:12 PM
FYI... BOYS... I have lived in Washington State all my life and know a heck a lot more about it than you do.
Your verbal attacks on me are unwarranted. Stick to the statistics and apply some facts instead if you disagree with my comments.
It is time you refresh your memory about what "intelligent and civil" means because your comments definitely do not meet that criteria.
Posted on June 12, 2008 1:15 AM
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