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Poll has Murray, Rossi still tied in Senate race

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on June 25, 2010 at 11:50 am with 2 Comments »
June 25, 2010 11:50 am

A new public opinion poll from Rasmussen Reports shows GOP challenger Dino Rossi in a tie with Democratic incumbent Patty Murray for the U.S. Senate seat. Both have support of 47 percent of likely voters in a head-to-head race, about the same as a poll one month ago.

That may be bad news for Murray, according to Rasmussen’s analysis.

Despite the closeness of her race against Rossi in a year that so far seems to be going the GOP’s way, Murray has the powers of incumbency at hand in a state that trends Democratic. Still, incumbents that fall short of 50% at this stage of a campaign are considered potentially vulnerable.

The poll of 500 likely voters also show two other Republican hopefuls further back, but gaining compared to a previous poll. Clint Didier would get 40 percent to Murray’s 48 percent, while Paul Akers trails 38 percent to 48 percent.

Among other items, the poll also has some interesting findings on the tea party movement in Washington.

Twenty percent (20%) of Washington voters consider themselves members of the Tea Party movement, compared to 16% nationally….Self-identified Tea Party members overwhelmingly favor the Republicans, with Rossi again running strongest with 93% support. Murray gets two-thirds of the votes of those who say they are not members of that movement.

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  1. As polling expert Nate Silver regularly notes, Rasmussen has a severe Republican house effect.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/search/label/rasmussen

  2. EatonvilleTaxPayer says:

    Murray is vulnerable, but I am not voting for Dino. There is a much better candidate running for US Senate on the Republican ticket this go around. Republicans need to check out CLINT DIDIER.

    http://www.clintdidier.org

    Go to his website and see where he stands on the issues that affect you, your family, jobs, environment and your Constitutional rights.

    DIDIER is by far the strongest candidate on issues surrounding our Constitutional rights and Americans need a Senator in their fighting to preserve those rights.

    Didier is also speaking at the following locations. Once you’ve listened to him speak and understand where he’s coming from, you won’t be disappointed.

    PUYALLUP, WA
    MEET THE CANDIDATE
    JULY 7, 2010
    Clint to speak about his
    GAME PLAN FOR WASHINGTON
    Puyallup Library
    324 So. Meridian St.
    Puyallup, WA
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    GRAND MOUND, WA
    AMERICAN LEGION DEPT., of WASHINGTON
    JULY 9, 2010
    92ND Annual Convention
    20500 Old Highway 99 SW
    Grand Mound, WA
    Opening Ceremonies 9:00 am

    TACOMA, WA
    MEET THE CANDIDATE
    JULY, 9, 2010
    3005-112th St E, Tacoma, 98446
    5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    VOTING FOR CLINT DIDIER FOR US SENATE RACE 2010

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