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Washington Poll has R-71 leading, I-1033 close but failing

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Oct. 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
October 27, 2009 4:27 pm

The Washington Poll conducted by political scientists at the University of Washington has taken a look at the two big statewide ballot measures.

Referendum 71, which asks voters to approve or reject a bill that further expanded the legal rights of same-gender couples, is leading 51 percent to 34 percent. If leaners are added – those who say they expect to vote one way or the other but are not yet certain – it goes to 56 percent to 39 percent.

Initiative 1033 seeks to restrict the growth in state and local revenues and devote any savings to reductions in property taxes. Of voters who say they are certain, 30 percent would vote yes and 38 percent would vote no.

If leaners are added, the vote increases to 41 percent yes and 46 percent no.

The poll interviewed 724 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.

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