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New SurveyUSA/KING-TV poll has good and bad news for Patty Murray

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Aug. 11, 2010 at 10:50 am with 5 Comments »
August 11, 2010 11:05 am

At least she isn’t trailing her GOP rivals. But U.S. Sen. Patty Murray‘s 41 percent support isn’t exactly a show of strength for a three-term incumbent.

The poll surveyed 1,100 residents, 920 of whom are registered voters. From that sample, the poll identified 675 voters who had already voted in the primary or were likely to vote.

Here are the numbers: Murray 41 percent; Dino Rossi 33 percent; Clint Didier 11 percent; Paul Akers 5 percent, others 5 percent.

Again, Murray leads, but the three most-prominent Republicans in the race totaled 49 percent of the vote.

Two notes: the poll narrative mistakenly says this is Washington’s first “open primary.” In fact the top two primary was used in 2008 and 2009.

Also, it has this interested result about voters who say they support the tea party movement:

Among the 1 in 3 voters with a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, 56% vote for Rossi; 24% vote for Didier. Among the 4 in 10 with an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party, Murray gets 78%.

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  1. So do Akers/Didier get to add their votes together now that they have a joint campaign? :)

  2. dump dumb patty

  3. LetsGet_it_Right says:

    Who’s the BEST alternative to Patty Murray?… “Whose Shoes Will You Choose?”

  4. randydutton says:

    Murray is a SPENDAHOLIC. All she promotes is spending more money even if it isn’t needed. The most recent $26.1 billion pork bill illustrates she can’t get the justification right. She claimed 3000 teacher jobs would be saved but the real number is under 500. She doesn’t care. She’s in it for the ‘soundbite’.

    We need mature leadership, Murray isn’t it.

    Murray is part of the reason American has $114 TRILLION in DEBT and UNFUNDED OBLIGATIONS. She never mentions the debt, and the only program she would be willing to cut is the military.

  5. EatonvilleTaxPayer says:

    For starters I believe the numbers in this poll are WAY OFF! So, that aside…well, that aside, this article is pretty useless.

    My vote is for Clint Didier. Guess we will all just have to wait and see what the real numbers are when the votes are tallied up. It’s going to be a close race.

    Either way, Murray won’t win come November. Akers supporters will support Didier come November, or Rossi should he wedge out Didier in the primary. Murray will lose to either Didier, Rossi or Akers come November…..because one of them will get the top 2.

    I believe Didier will be there….I’m really hoping Murray won’t even make it through the primary. I will NEVER vote for Murray and her numbers among Dems. are shrinking by the day.

    Obama coming should seal her fate for her……what a mistake, but it will serve her right for going along with everything Obama plans.

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