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KING 5 poll shows McKenna up 42%-to-41% over Inslee

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on July 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm with No Comments »
July 20, 2012 2:59 pm

New polling for KING 5 television shows Republican Rob McKenna’s lead over Democrat Jay Inslee is just one percentage point – or well within the margin of error. In the poll – described here – McKenna got 42 percent, Inslee got 41 percent and 16 percent were undecided.

SurveyUSA polled 630 voters and its error margin is plus/minus 4 percent. The findings were parallel to the Elway Poll of mid-June that found McKenna up just 42 percent-to-40 percent, also within the margin of error.

Interesting findings in the KING 5 poll are that Inslee does better with women, McKenna fares better with men, and McKenna rates higher on managing the state budget. Inslee is rated barely a whisker higher on handling of education issues, and McKenna’s decision to join a lawsuit to overturn federal health reform is a very slight, net positive – or wash – for him.

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